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DeSoto wide receiver Chris Lacy sticks with his commitment to Oklahoma State in wake of Sports Illustrated investigation
Sports Illustrated is scheduled to release the final segment of its investigative series, "The Dirty Game," on Tuesday. The five-part series compiles a laundry list of allegations against Oklahoma State over the past 10 years: cash payments for players, academic fraud, rampant drug use and more.
You can read it all here.
OSU has been in all-out damage control mode since the first story was published last Monday, creating a website dedicated to debunking the story. A genius PR move, really.
The football program has also taken its own steps to fan the flames as it relates to the verbal commits from its 2014 recruiting class, like DeSoto wide receiver Chris Lacy. I caught up with Lacy following his team's 61-35 victory against Euless Trinity on Saturday night.
He said members of the OSU coaching staff contacted him last week, reassuring him that the SI allegations wouldn't change his future as a Cowboy.
"They're just telling me it's a lot of stuff from the past," Lacy said. "And that a lot of it's not true."
Lacy didn't even know about the allegations until a teammate called him early last week and told him what was being published. So Lacy hopped online and checked it out.
"I've been watching it a little bit," Lacy said. "I'm still committed, but I'm just watching to see how it's all going to affect me … I don't think it's that big of a deal. I think all school's do it. Oklahoma State just happened to get caught this time."
Lacy - a 6-2, 191-pound three-star prospect - has 9 catches for 170 yards and two touchdowns this season through three games. He received scholarship offers from OSU, Arizona State, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Northwestern.
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