10/13/2010 12:38 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN's NFL Draft Expert, Denies Josh Luchs' Claims About Gary Wichard Relationship

Mel Kiper Jr. claims that allegations made by former agent Josh Luchs regarding Kiper's relationship with NFL agent Gary Wichard are untrue.

In a wide-ranging, provocative, tell-all interview with Sports Illustrated about player payment and agent tampering in college football, Luchs claims Kiper, ESPN's draft expert, schemed with him and Wichard to woo potential clients, using the influence of Kiper's NFL draft rankings as incentive for players to sign on with Wichard and Luchs.

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