From the AP’s Melissa Nelson :

An Escambia County middle school gym teacher let children sit out his class if they paid a $1 bribe daily, netting him perhaps thousands of dollars, officials said Thursday.

Authorities said students paid Terence Braxton, 28, of Atmore, Ala., between September and December. He turned himself in early Thursday at a Pensacola jail on bribery charges and was released on his own recognizance, Escambia sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Ward said.

“It’s not bad if you can make an extra $100 a day tax free,” said Ronnie Arnold, spokesman for the Escambia County School District.

There’s no truth to the rumor that Braxton’s job was offered to Ryan Leaf.