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Former Texas A&M coach Shelby Metcalf controlled a special cash fund during the 1980s that funneled thousands of dollars to players in violation of NCAA rules, the Austin American-Statesman reported Sunday. The newspaper cited two school administration sources and two former players. None was identified by name.

Metcalf, fired as coach after the 1989-90 season, remains on the school's payroll as a senior representative of the school's center for academic enhancement. He coached at Texas A&M from 1964 until 1990, going 438-306 with six Southwest Conference titles.