The attorney for former Mississippi State quarterback John Bond confirmed that Bond met with the FBI on Tuesday.
Bond is one of two former Mississippi State players who has told ESPN.com that a third former Bulldog, Kenny Rogers, was seeking money last November on behalf of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton's father, Cecil Newton, in exchange for Newton's commitment to Mississippi State. Bill Bell has told ESPN.com that he was also contacted concerning a pay-for-play deal that would have sent Newton to Mississippi State. Bond, Bell and Rogers all played together at Mississippi State in the early 1980s.
"John Bond has been interviewed by a State regulator and by Federal law enforcement. He has fully cooperated with both agencies and has provided them all facts known by him. Due to the ongoing nature of these matters, he cannot comment further about either interview," Bond's attorney, Phil Abernethy, wrote in an e-mail Tuesday.
Both Bond and Bell have already been interviewed by NCAA investigators. Ian Fitzsimmons of ESPN Radio in Dallas reported that Rogers was also meeting with the NCAA on Tuesday. Fitzsimmons interviewed Rogers on his radio show last week, and Rogers said on the show that Cecil Newton wanted between $100,000 and $180,000 for his son to sign with Mississippi State.
Rogers said he didn't know anything about Newton's recruitment to Auburn.