Boosters say they were asked to pay camp fees for players

Friday, February 2nd 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Lexington-AP) -- N-C-A-A rules forbid boosters paying for athletic prospects' expenses to attend a member school's camps or clinics, but three U-K football boosters say they did it.

Tom Bozarth, his uncle Perry Bozarth and Charles Bradley of Midway all told the Lexington Herald-Leader that former Kentucky defensive coordinator Mike Major asked them last spring to donate money to help players attend a Hal Mumme football camp.

They say Major told them the 82-hundred and 50 dollars they gave would be used to pay camp fees for players who couldn't afford them.

Another man, Thomas Sayre, said he was also asked by a former Kentucky assistant to donate money to the Mumme football camps to pay the registration fees for players, but he would not name that coach.

Perry Bozarth is the chief financial officer at Sallee Horse Vans Incorporated. He said yesterday that Major told him donations to pay camp registration fees for players were not against N-C-A-A rules.