Ex-First Round Pick Flat-Out Claims Mel Kiper Takes Bribes For Higher Mock Draft Grades
Mel Kiper, Jr. has been a staple of ESPN’s annual NFL draft coverage since way back in 1984, making one of, if not the most well-known and respected NFL draft pundits working today. Haircut be damned, he is.
So a very clear claim of impropriety on Kiper’s part by former first round pick Lawrence Jackson, dating back to the 2008 NFL draft, is certainly cause for concern where players coming out of college and hoping to be drafted in the early rounds are concerned.
It all began when NFL Network’s Rich Eisen, columnist Jason Whitlock and former NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz posted tweets commenting on the New York Times exposé regarding thousands of famous people buying millions of fake Twitter followers.