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Fred Taylor Reveals He Was Given $50,000 By Georgia

Fred Taylor waving to fans after a Jaguars game.

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 11: Running back Fred Taylor #28 of the Jacksonville Jaguars acknowledges fans after defeating the Tennessee Titans 28-13 at LP Field on November 11, 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee. Taylor surpassed 10,000 career rushing yards during the first half. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Fred Taylor claimed that Georgia offered him money in its recruiting bid, which he took before going to Florida.

On the “Bussin’ with the Boys” podcast with Taylor Lewan and Will Compton, the former Jacksonville Jaguars running back was asked to verify rumors that Georgia gave him a duffel bag with anywhere from $30,000 to $50,000 to commit with the Bulldogs instead of the Gators.

Taylor's only correction to this story? The money wasn't in a duffel bag.

He couldn't recall the exact sum, but said it was closer to $50,000.

Taylor still went to play for the Gators, where he scored 31 rushing touchdowns across four seasons and won a national title in 1996. He stayed in Florida for 11 seasons with the Jaguars before concluding his career with the New England Patriots.

Taylor is accusing Georgia of violating NCAA rules, which might have been a major scandal if revealed 10 or 15 years ago. However, it now seems far more accepted that this likely occurred more than anyone in college football would care to admit.