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Agent who allegedly gave improper benefits denied certification

Luther Davis, a former Alabama defensive end, was the focus of a Yahoo! investigation into illegal benefits. Photo:

Luther Davis, a former Alabama defensive end, was the focus of a Yahoo! investigation into illegal benefits.

Luther Davis, a former Alabama defensive end, and focus of a Yahoo Sports investigation into impermissible benefits, was denied agent certification by the NFL Players Association, reports CBSSports.com's Jeremy Fowler

Davis is appealing the ruling. 

According to the Yahoo Sports investigation, Davis was acting as an intermediary between several Southeastern Conference college football players, NFL agents and financial advisers.

According to the report, former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, former Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray, former Tennessee defensive end Maurice Couch, former Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and former Mississippi State wideout Chad Bumphis received thousands of dollars and benefits from people associated with Davis.

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Fluker is set to enter his second season with the San Diego Chargers, while Bray is on the Kansas City Chiefs roster. Couch was declared permanently ineligible last season for receiving improper benefits from an agent and is fighting for a roster spot with the Dallas Cowboys. 

Cox was a first-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012, and Bumphis is on the roster for the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

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