Yahoo! Sports is getting quite a bit of credit for breaking the Reggie Bush and USC story. While almost any blogger seems to be quotable by "traditional" news outlets, Yahoo! has garnered repect as an unimpeachable source.
This is described as a Yahoo! Sports Exclusive.
Headline Article on Yahoo Sports Page
So, John Blake may have been an employee some 12 years ago when he was between coaching gigs. Blake has been a coach for some 25 years and only a handfull of the hundreds of players he has been around have signed with this agent. Even if it were more, it is not against the rules for a coach to recommend agents. This is standard practice. There is no mention of any payments from the agent [who is not Blake's agent] for referrals.
While well written, it barely even reports anything that might have legs. If Balmer paid for Austin to train, then Austin would need to pay that back to retain eligibily. The NCAA has allowed this in the past.
It is a compilation of information that was available in multiple places weeks ago when the NCAA investigation first became common knowlege. Yahoo! wants you to believe they have found out something new, but in the end, it is just retelling the story that was already out.