This story has come to light courtesy of Propst who is the former head coach of Hoover High School in Alabama, which was featured on the MTV show Two-A-Days.
What Propst Said
Rush Propst is caught on audio talking about three $60,000 donors providing $180,000 for “Chubbs” (what Propst calls him) to come back to Georgia for his senior year.
We got a rat Kirby! pic.twitter.com/syi4Zz0ipi
— that SEC podcast (@thatSECpodcast) March 7, 2021
Nick Chubb’s Response
Chubb, a past winner of the quietest member of the Browns team during training camp, said a lot with just a few words about this issue.
If i needed money i would have went pro #fakenews
— Nick Chubb (@NickChubb21) March 8, 2021
There is no reason not to believe Nick Chubb.
However, there are plenty of reasons not to believe Rush Propst.
Rush Propst’s Credibility Issue
Propst is a difficult source to believe.
Wherever he is, there tends to be controversy.
Hoover High School (AL)
During his tenure at Hoover from 1999 to 2007, Hoover was frequently ranked in the top 25 high school programs in the nation.
Hoover was ranked first in the nation in 2006.
In 2007, there were allegations that Hoover changed grades for athletes to make them eligible for college play.
His resignation from Hoover High School was a result of personal issues.
Propst admitted to having a relationship outside of his marriage and fathering a child in secret.
Colquitt County High School (GA)
After leaving Hoover, Propst landed at Colquitt County High School as head football coach.
His tenure at Colquitt ran from 2008-2019.
Propst was suspended for the entire 2016 season after headbutting a player in a 2015 playoff game; the encounter was so physical that Propst ended up bloody.
Colquitt fired him in 2019 for a laundry list of reasons including:
- Giving students pills on multiple occasions.
- Owing over $450,000 in taxes.
- Being dishonest.
In 2020, he got yet another job as head coach of Valdosta High School in Georgia.
His career coaching record is 299-92.
College Athletes Getting Money
Propst acts as though he knows the inside workings of some of these large college programs.
Nick Chubb is a more believable person in every respect.
However, the argument over whether college athletes should be paid is an age old one.
Both sides have valid points.
It is true that the athletes are getting scholarships to attend school for essentially no cost.
However, the college programs make a lot of money specifically off of football and basketball.
In essence, these kids are commodities that are earning these schools big bucks.
Whether that is fair or not is debatable.
In the end, Nick Chubb has nothing else to say or prove on this issue.
His college career has been over for three years.
He is also 100% correct that he would have made more money leaving Georgia early so there was nothing to gain for him to stay at Georgia for this alleged $180,000 in donations.
Propst is shady at best, but this “revelation” brings up the issue of paying college athletes which potentially should be revisited.