Here’s a Jan. 2, 1895 Plainsman article reporting that Bama, while issuing sanctimonious statements about eradicating professionalism in college sports (and coming off a two week break) had to pay “four or five” players from Wesleyan University’s football team to beat Auburn (which had played Georgia just five days earlier) for the first time. And according to Dan Hollis’ Auburn Football ‚ The Complete History, 1892-1987, two of them were professional freaking boxers.
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