Thursday, June 6, 2013
Mississippi State to get penalized by NCAA
By Edward Aschoff
The NCAA will announce infractions for Mississippi State's football program on Friday morning, a source told ESPN.
A source confirmed to ESPN that the violations are major in nature and will probably include some elements of self-imposed penalties related to recruiting. The good news for Mississippi State is that a source also said coach Dan Mullen isn't expected to be directly implicated, as former receivers coach Angelo Mirando is the key person connected to the infractions.
Here's a little from our newser:
In August, Mississippi State confirmed an ongoing NCAA investigation into a "potential recruiting irregularity." The school said the investigation is "nearing an end" and it will cooperate fully.
"That's been going on for the last several months," Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen said following Thursday's practice. "I'm not able to comment on any of that."
Mirando resigned last August, less than two weeks before the 2012 season opener against Jackson State, in the wake of an ongoing NCAA investigation related to his recruitment of at least one player on the Bulldogs' roster, ESPN reported.
On Sunday, a statement released by the school said Mirando resigned because of "unforeseen personal issues." In the statement, Mirando said, "It is in my best interest to resign from Mississippi State." He also said he wanted to "stress that these issues are personal."
Mississippi State freshman defensive back Will Redmond was the subject of an NCAA interview that his coach at Memphis East High School gave, according to the coach, Marcus Wimberly, ESPN reported.
It also helps that Mississippi State is fully cooperating with the NCAA. That should help the program when the NCAA makes its decision on what to do as far as penalties go.