OSU alumnus sues Sports Illustrated over ‘Dirty Games’ expose
STILLWATER, Okla. – An alumnus of Oklahoma State University has filed a lawsuit over how he was portrayed in the Sports Illustrated expose “The Dirty Game.”
According to the Tulsa World, a lawsuit filed on Thursday lists Sports Illustrated Magazine, George Dohrmann and Thayer Evans as defendants.
Court documents claim John Talley is asking for damages that he claims are a result of the magazine’s series into the Oklahoma State University football program.
Talley alleges that Sports Illustrated made specific and malicious allegations against him and painted him in a false light.
According to the ‘Dirty Games’ report, Sports Illustrated claimed Talley allowed the starting quarterback to live rent free on his ranch.
However, Talley says that was not the case and that Aso Pogi had to work to pay off his bill.
The lawsuit claims the article portrayed Talley as a booster who made systematic improper financial contributions to the players and grossly overpaid them for jobs they did or did not complete.
Also, the documents claim Sports Illustrated intentionally published false claims by Fath’ Carter.