Mississippi State receives NCAA penalties
The NCAA Committee on Infractions has ruled to accept the self-imposed sanctions Mississippi State placed on the university after reported violations.
According to the Associated Press, the penalties will include two years of probation, scholarship reduction and a limit on in-person recruiting for the Bulldogs football program.
The rumors began in August when it was announced that Mississippi State was working with the NCAA on an investigation that involved defensive back Will Redmond, assistant coach Angelo Mirando and a Bulldog booster member Robert Denton Herring.
In the NCAA report, it was found that Redmond had been given impermissible benefits from Herring and coach Mirando is said to have been aware of the violations and was cited for unethical conduct by not reporting the violations.
In a statement posted on the NCAA website, Mississippi State President Mark Keenum said, “I am pleased that the Committee on Infractions recognized our good faith efforts to meet this issue head on by taking swift action to administer self-imposed penalties and additional corrective actions to address the situation.”
The penalties will begin this season for the Bulldogs and it should be interesting to see how deeply the sanctions will affect the program moving into the new era of college football.