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Nick Chubb responds to allegations of taking cash while at UGA
The former Hoover High coach is at it again...
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart during the Bulldogs’ game against Mississippi State at Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (Photo by Perry McIntyre)
This past weekend, allegations emerged on the internet that former Georgia running back and current Cleveland Brown, Nick Chubb, took money from UGA to return for his senior season.
The claims come from a video clip of a leaked conversation between Valdosta High head football coach Rush Propst and Michael “Nub” Nelson, who is the former director of the Valdosta Touchdown Club.
In the video, Propst claims that Alabama and Georgia have paid recruits upwards of “$90,000 to $100,000” to sign with their respective programs. Propst, a former MTV “Two A Days” star mentioned Chubb in the video, stating that UGA paid him $180,000 divided into three installments of $60,000 to return for his senior season.
The running back took to Twitter on Monday to respond.
“If i needed money I would have went pro #fakenews” Chubb said via his Twitter.
According to a report by the AJC, the University of Georgia is aware of the allegations and the school compliance office is looking into Propst’s claims.
“They called and asked a bunch of questions,” Nelson told Chip Towers on Monday. “They asked me not to discuss it, so I don’t want to say too much.”
Nelson said that the recordings came from a conversation he had with Propst in May of 2020.
“I don’t think they’re in trouble because of who said this,” Nelson said about Propst. “That man’s credibility is zero and they’ll put this out in no time. I’d be surprised if the NCAA spends more than a minute on it.”
Propst has faced problems before at his previous stops, including recruiting misconduct violations, having a second family other than this own and attitude problems.