Were Marve, Brown's, and others NCAA Informants?" Perhaps this could be the case. Revenge could have been the reasoning for some of these former players to secretively speak out. Perhaps they were bitter about parting ways with the University. However, both Robert Marve and the Brown brothers have been cleared to play this season. The article suggests that this may be because both Marve and the Brown's cooperated with the secretive investigation. Although it would take more than a handful of transfers to bring down the U, take it for what it's worth.