Blog – NCAA hands down MSU’s punishment

The NCAA Committee on Infractions announced today that a Mississippi State booster made recruiting contact with a football prospect and gave him impermissible benefits.

Former MSU assistant coach Angelo Mirando knew of the booster’s intentions and did not say anything.

Redshirt freshman defensive back Will Redmond is the player who received the benefits.

Mirando resigned shortly before the 2012 season started.

Here are a list of MSU’s punishments:

  • Public reprimand and censure.
  • Two years of probation from June 7, 2013 through June 6, 2015.
  • A one-year show-cause order for the former assistant coach, which prevents him from recruiting activities and booster interaction. The public report contains further details.
  • A reduction of the number of official visits to 39, from the four-year average of 41, for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years (Self-imposed by the university).
  • A reduction of the number of recruiting days during the spring evaluation period by four, from 168 to 164, for the 2013-14 academic year (Self-imposed by the university).
  • A reduction in the number of total scholarships by two, from 85 to 83, for the 2012-13 academic year (Self-imposed by the university).
  • A reduction in the number of initial and total scholarships by two, from 25 to 23 and 85 to 83, respectively, for the 2013-14 academic year (Self-imposed by the university).
  • For the first two conference contests of the 2013 season, complimentary admissions to football recruits will be prohibited (Self-imposed by the university).
  • Disassociation of the booster by the university’s athletics program. Details of the disassociation can be found in the public report (Self-imposed by the university).
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