College football players getting paid for autographs has become a popular topic of discussion in recent seasons, with the Johnny Manziel scandal at Texas A&M and the Todd Gurley scandal at Georgia.
Former Texas quarterback Chris Simms can relate to what those players went through.
Simms, the son of former NFL quarterback Phil Simms, never got in trouble with the NCAA like Manziel and Gurley did, but he "may" have accepted some money for his signature during his time in Austin, Texas.
This morning, Simms co-hosted CBSSports Radio's Tiki and Tierney show, during which he discussed players getting paid for their penmanship.
"They didn't pay me, but there may have been cash going around to some other players," said Simms. "I'm not going to deny that. I may have gotten a few $100 handshakes every now and then to sign some autographs for alumni.
"I don't care how rich your upbringing was. Yes, I grew up with a silver spoon, but if you give me a few extra $100 as a college kid, that's great."
This really isn't that surprising. If you give a former college football player some truth serum and ask them if they've ever accepted some money for an autograph, a decent amount of them are going to admit to it.