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Arkansas mulls tougher laws for agents

Updated: January 6, 2011, 6:19 PM ET
Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Thursday that he'll back proposed legislation that would make it a felony for sports agents to give cash or other financial incentives to student-athletes to entice them to sign a contract.

Such activity is now a misdemeanor in Arkansas, though McDaniel, a Democrat, said no one's been prosecuted since it became law in 2001.

Under the new legislation, which was filed Thursday by freshman Republican state lawmaker David ...

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