Check out SportsDash on NBC Sports Network for a special report about the benefits given to five SEC players

Dr. Saturday

Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin, Pat Forde, Charles Robinson and Dan Wetzel will be on the Thursday edition of SportsDash on NBC Sports Network to talk about the exclusive Yahoo Sports report that five SEC players accepted benefits that violated NCAA rules.

SportsDash airs at 12 p.m. ET, with a special online edition at Yahoo Sports at 1 p.m. ET.

The players were Alabama's DJ Fluker, Tennessee's Tyler Bray and Maurice Couch, Mississippi State's Fletcher Cox and Mississippi State's Chad Bumphis. You can read the entire story here. On SportsDash, the four will discuss the report as well as the possible broader NCAA implications to come from their findings.

In the report, Yahoo found that former Alabama defensive end Luther Davis, who refused to comment for the story, was engaged in transactions with three NFL agents totaling over $45,000. The money then went from Davis to the players.

In April, Fluker sent a tweet that admitted he took money from agents while in college. His agent denied the tweet came from Fluker -- it did look out of place with the rest of his timeline -- and not much was made of the incident after it was deleted. However, it could have been an odd bit of foreshadowing.

During his post-practice news conference on Wednesday, Nick Saban fielded three questions about the investigation before hastily storming off. Per NCAA rules, if Fluker's eligibility was affected while he was playing for the Crimson Tide's 2012 national title team, the NCAA could retroactively strip Alabama of the National Championship if they find any wrongdoing.

What to Read Next