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Jimbo Fisher: Only one Texas A&M early enrollee has an official NIL deal

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Last week Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban caused quite the uproar when he suggested that Texas A&M was paying recruits to attend Texas A&M, however, he also never accused them of cheating. In a press conference the next morning, Fisher slammed Saban and accused him of a plethora of things, while never denying a single thing Saban had said.

At the San Antonio A&M Club coaches night Fisher said, “Of the 11 guys that we have in place that came early, one guy has an NIL deal. Just one. So all these stories you’re hearing are complete lies. … I went and checked with our compliance people. They said, ‘We have nothing to do with it.’ One guy.”

Fisher was also asked how the Aggies are so good with there use of NIL, and his answer was simply, “We’re not.”

Fisher was very agitated by all of the questions related to the NIL, and rather than deflecting back to Saban, he attacked the media by stating, “You’re news. You’re media. Do you guys not research? I’m asking you, did you do your research? No, no, you can’t answer. So you just assume. That’s the way this world goes now. As soon as it’s written on social media and someone says it, you believe it. So where does that put you guys as reporters? Nobody wants the truth. You want a story and a click and a hit.”

For someone who has done nothing wrong, Fisher sure is defensive.

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