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NCAA accepts Mississippi State’s self-imposed sanctions

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Yesterday, Mississippi State confirmed a decision on its NCAA case, likely in connection to the recruitment of defensive back Will Redmond, was coming in short order.

Right on cue, the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions released its findings Friday morning.

The NCAA concludes that a university booster — not officially identified but believed to be Robert Denton Herring – provided impermissible benefits to a recruit (Redmond), including cash and use of a car.

“Additionally, the booster and his friend provided a car to the recruit for approximately $2,000 below the actual value of the car,” the release states. “Prior to taking an official visit to a different university, the booster told the recruit that if he did not take the visit, the recruit would be paid $6,000.”

Redmond, who did not play in 2012, will be suspended for the first five games of the 2013 season and is required to pay back the $2,660 in benefits he received.

The release also notes that a former assistant coach (Angelo Mirando) became aware of the violations, but did not report them to university officials. The NCAA also says the coach provided false information during two interviews by denying knowledge of the violations. Byron De’Vinner, a Nashville 7-on-7 coach, told Yahoo! Sports last year that he believed Mirando was the only MSU coach who knew of the violations.

Mirando, who stepped down for “personal issues” last August, has been cited with unethical conduct and given a one-year show-cause. Should Mirando be hired by another school within the next year, both he and the program must appear before the COI to determine if the new school should be subject to show-cause procedures. The NCAA states that because Mirando is not employed by a member school, he was not required to appear at the infractions hearing, but did anyway to take responsibility for his actions.

Mirando’s show-cause and a two-year probation period, effective immediately to June 6, 2015, were NCAA-imposed sanctions. The COI also accepted the following self-imposed sanctions from MSU:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A reduction in the number of total scholarships by two, from 85 to 83, for the 2012-13 academic year.
  • 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.
  • For the first two conference contests of the 2013 season, complimentary admissions to football recruits will be prohibited.
  • Disassociation of the booster by the university’s athletics program, which the university took care of last year.

The takeaway? It pays to cooperate with the NCAA — so to speak. The fact this case went before the COI results in a “major violations” label, though the sanctions are anything but major.

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31 Responses to “NCAA accepts Mississippi State’s self-imposed sanctions”
  1. dontfwme says: Jun 7, 2013 11:31 AM

    Just curious…how do they monitor the total number of recruiting days?

  2. alligatorsnapper says: Jun 7, 2013 11:48 AM

    Like everything else with this case, it is self-reported, self-evaluated, self-imposed penalty, etc. The NCAA is just going along with the self-imposed everything.

    I am not sure this amounts to a whole lot, but it will be at least an inconvenience to the Bulldogs, they brought upon themselves. Boosters have always been a problem and unless programs reign them in, there will be problems.

    It may be a good policy that every time a booster has any interaction with a player to make sure an assistant coach, staff member or other escort is with them.

  3. htru02 says: Jun 7, 2013 12:45 PM

    It pay$ to play in the $EC

  4. amosalanzostagg says: Jun 7, 2013 1:46 PM

    htru02 wrote: Jun 7, 2013 12:45 PM

    It pay$ to play in the $EC.
    _____________________

    Sure does.

    When you tell the truth and don’t cover up like Ohio State, Penn State, and the U, the NCAA will accept the self imposed penalties. It’s when you try to hide the truth and the evidence that get’s you into more trouble. It’s always the cover up that brings attention to a program.

    As to the poster on recruiting days counted, you would not believe the amount of paperwork a football program generates in order to comply with NCAA procedures and guidelines in a “clean” program. Have agreed to self penalties, and the paperwork and necessary compliance personnel goes up proportional to the NCAA
    approved paperwork filed on a timely basis by a University AND you can’t have as much as an additional reported violation to the NCAA in ANY sport in order to keep
    the NCAA from really conducting a nightmare investigation. That is why the alleged report by a former University of Miami assistant football coach that there were “major” violations by unnamed SEC schools didn’t have any legs. The former coach would have had to report firsthand to HIS University’s athletic department and sign the report as being true and accurate BEFORE the NCAA will even considered as a “violation”. It was smoke to try to draw attention away from the U.

    So you have minor violations, self reported, NCAA accepted penalties, nothing to see here, move along. SEC football is just around the corner.

    RTR.

  5. notjamesrome says: Jun 7, 2013 1:46 PM

    The takeaway? It pays to take the cash and car as you as an individual will not be penalized.

  6. desal2ds says: Jun 7, 2013 1:52 PM

    Wow not bad a recruit for an MSU recruit. What are Alabama recruits getting these days?

  7. amosalanzostagg says: Jun 7, 2013 2:53 PM

    desal2ds wrote on: Jun 7, 2013 1:52 PM

    Wow not bad a recruit for an MSU recruit. What are Alabama recruits getting these days?
    ____________________________

    National Championships.

  8. thegamecocker says: Jun 7, 2013 3:08 PM

    @desal2ds wrote on: Jun 7, 2013 1:52 PM

    Wow not bad a recruit for an MSU recruit. What are Alabama recruits getting these days?
    ____________________________

    NC’S AND A GREAT EDUCATION!

  9. miamicaneddy says: Jun 7, 2013 3:22 PM

    Give me a break ,the U cooperated to the fullest and is getting shafted by the NCAA . So you ignorant blind SEC guys who love to punish the U and believe a convicted convict can go to hell .

    How come you SEC guys believe everything Shapiro said except remembering what he had to say about recruiting when Robinson from Yahoo asked him how did you do with getting recruits to Miami ? Shapiro’s answer ” Not to good I could not compete with the bigger schools out there especially the SEC with their deep pocketsI did not have that kind of money, I focused on the students more so once they got to Miami ‘ This is not verbatim but if you go look at the transcripts he basically said I do not have the money to compete with the money the SEC is throwing at prospects.

    NY Times or Wall Stree Journal did a study a few years ago on ex-NCAA athletes asking them anonymously (the only thing the player had to reveal was what conference he played in ) was he offered illegal benefits before and during his college stay . What conference was by” far” the number one conference in this study ? Ding Ding Ding , you don’t even have to guess but yes it is the arrogant cheatin blind SEC .

    The SEC is a modent day athletic Mafia, no one is gonna snitch or they end up in a ditch .

    One thing the SEC has is loyal/scared boosters, fans ect and blind ass administrators .

    I wish the U had boosters like that because we would not be in the pickle we are in if we had .

  10. amosalanzostagg says: Jun 7, 2013 3:41 PM

    Give me a break ,the U cooperated to the fullest and is getting shafted by the NCAA . So you ignorant blind SEC guys who love to punish the U and believe a convicted convict can go to hell .

    How come you SEC guys believe everything Shapiro said except remembering what he had to say about recruiting when Robinson from Yahoo asked him how did you do with getting recruits to Miami ? Shapiro’s answer ” Not to good I could not compete with the bigger schools out there especially the SEC with their deep pocketsI did not have that kind of money, I focused on the students more so once they got to Miami ‘ This is not verbatim but if you go look at the transcripts he basically said I do not have the money to compete with the money the SEC is throwing at prospects.

    NY Times or Wall Stree Journal did a study a few years ago on ex-NCAA athletes asking them anonymously (the only thing the player had to reveal was what conference he played in ) was he offered illegal benefits before and during his college stay . What conference was by” far” the number one conference in this study ? Ding Ding Ding , you don’t even have to guess but yes it is the arrogant cheatin blind SEC .

    The SEC is a modent day athletic Mafia, no one is gonna snitch or they end up in a ditch .

    One thing the SEC has is loyal/scared boosters, fans ect and blind ass administrators .

    I wish the U had boosters like that because we would not be in the pickle we are in if we had .

    _________________________________

    SEC Envy.

    I’m sure the NCAA would love to nail a prominent SEC football school, It would be a major pelt for them. That being said, the NCAA screwed up the Miami case and now wants a second bite of the apple. Your school president doesn’t help matters.

    Why believe Shapiro at all? Once a con man, always a con man.Why believe an unnamed assistant football coach who said that Miami palls besides what SEC schools do? In the case of the unnamed coach, he is required to report firsthand knowledge of NCAA infractions to his school’s athletic compliance officer or face “show cause” charges. Explain why the unnamed coach to this day cannot show his copy of the duly signed and affirmed formal complaint form that he receives when he filed his complaint? Why is the assistant football coach remained unnamed? Could it be that perhaps he wants to stay in his chosen profession and wants to coach in the SEC?

    Again, a survey done anonymously is not a survey, it is an article. A lexus nexus search showed no survey done by the the NY Times nor the WSJ on NCAA benefits to student athletes, illegal or legal. Perhaps you could provide a link to said survey.

  11. 8to80texansblog says: Jun 7, 2013 3:50 PM

    Anyone who thinks their school isn’t doing the exact same stuff is naive.

    First off this was boosters and universities can’t control what their boosters do. They can try and educate their athletes and work with booster groups to stay in compliance but if Jim Bob Bulldog fan wants to hand a recruit a envelope full of cash there’s no one to stop him.

    As fans we want the best recruits and the best teams, but most of us would rather not know how it all happens. It’s just easier to assume its because “Our university is SO GREAT, why wouldn’t they come here?” When in reality, many of these kids are from very underpriveledged homes and will take the handout if it’s there. This stuff goes on at EVERY major program and I promise you, your program’s hands are not clean. It’s not about which programs are operating on the edge of the rules, it’s which one havn’t been caught yet.

  12. taintedlombardis says: Jun 7, 2013 4:23 PM

    Typical. The $EC is untouchable. The inmates are running the asylum and can determine their own punishment.

  13. amosalanzostagg says: Jun 7, 2013 4:50 PM

    Taintedlobotomy,

    Good to see you!

    Na, the SEC is a rules abiding community of great
    Universities and Athletic Programs. Same as the PAC-12, the ACC, the Big 12 and the B1G.

    Nothing like Notre Dame.

  14. irishdodger says: Jun 7, 2013 6:40 PM

    Honestly, does anyone think MSU could win the SEC w/o cheating? Same goes for half the teams in the SEC. The Bulldogs won the SEC West under Sherrill (pre-Saban) and were busted soon after. The KC Royals will win the American League pennant before Miss St wins the SEC.

  15. amosalanzostagg says: Jun 7, 2013 11:33 PM

    irishdodger wrote on: Jun 7, 2013 6:40 PM

    Honestly, does anyone think MSU could win the SEC w/o cheating? Same goes for half the teams in the SEC. The Bulldogs won the SEC West under Sherrill (pre-Saban) and were busted soon after. The KC Royals will win the American League pennant before Miss St wins the SEC.

    ____________________________________
    Just more SEC envy.

    Irish dodger name the seven SEC schools that are cheating? We want to know because we’ll clean them out, because there is way too much money to be made to cheat.

    But then again you know that because ND makes a ton of money and will do anything to protect the Notre Dame brand at ALL costs.

    This coming from a school whose team allows a rapist,(Prince Shembo), a killer (Coach Kelly with Declan Sullivan), an academic fraud (Everett Golson) and a serial liars (Manti Te’o, ND President Rev John Jenkins, and the ND SID) represent their University as a pristine and pure bastion of truth and honor.

    How does Golson even flunk out of ND with all their sheltered athletic courses,
    paid GA’s and tutors?

    Have you recovered from the National Championship game yet?

  16. foreverlsu says: Jun 8, 2013 3:40 AM

    Well said, Amos!

  17. taintedlombardis says: Jun 8, 2013 6:02 AM

    Nothing to see here, then the usual SEC fan circle jerk. They have a pack mentality.

  18. jrs45 says: Jun 8, 2013 9:14 AM

    Sec! Sec! Sec!

  19. thegamecocker says: Jun 8, 2013 10:52 AM

    @amosalonzostagg

    Great post! Who will answer for Declan Sullivan who died because Brian Kelly decided he really needed the practice video. Who will answer for Lizzy Seeberg, the St. Mary’s/ND student who committed suicide because the animal Prince Shembo raped/assaulted her?

    http://fortheglorypsu.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-notre-dame-story-media-does-not.html

    And now we have the Rhodes Scholar, Everett Golson, who flunked out despite cream-puff selected courses as well as tutors and advisors to mentor him and guide him to those instructors and courses? He’s the starting QB for heaven sakes.

    ND is as much a football factory as any other D-1 program. ND has MANY skeletons in the closet. ND is NOT holier than thou.

  20. thraiderskin says: Jun 8, 2013 12:02 PM

    jrs45 says:Jun 8, 2013 9:14 AM

    Sec! Sec! Sec!

    Wish I was a fan of every team in a conference… bunch of college football trolls.

  21. amosalanzostagg says: Jun 8, 2013 1:51 PM

    taintedlombotomy wrote on says: Jun 8, 2013 6:02 AM

    Nothing to see here, then the usual SEC fan circle jerk. They have a pack mentality.
    _________________________
    Tainted knows everything about circle jerks from the University of Notre Dame at South Bend.

    He blindly believed that Manti Te’o suffered TWO tremendous losses with the death of his grandmother AND his girlfriend within two weeks of each other.
    Why did he believe? He chose to believe because the Notre Dame SID fed the carefully crafted story to the national media to feed the Notre Dame PR machine and to “wake up the echos!” for a fledgling Heisman run by a mediocre linebacker who was exposed big time in the National Championship
    game

    He blindly believed the crocodile tears of Coach Kelly and the school administration when they said “They were truly sorry in the death of Declan
    Sullivan.” All it took was the bussing of the entire Notre Dame Football team to Sullivan’s funeral, a quietly negotiable financial settlement with Sullivan’s
    parents for an undisclosed amount of money in order to protect Notre Dame’s
    precious image (of course, the agreement is sealed from public scrutiny, after all, Notre Dame has a brand to protect.) and the payment of obligatory fines to OSHA due to gross safety violations. I wonder if Coach Kelly values the practice video that he ordered Sullivan to his death on?

    He blindly believes Notre Dame President Rev. John Jenkins had no knowledge of the Prince Shembo situation and that his refusal to even meet with the Seeburg family because of “the ongoing police investigation” was “the
    truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God!”

    He blindly believes that Notre Dame would never allow witness tampering by
    allowing raw information collected by the Notre Dame Security Police be given
    to an influential football supporter, Joe Powers, to represent Prince Shembo
    BEFORE the investigation was completed.

    No, tainted lobotomy is VERY familiar with circle jerks. He’s had a lifetime of them. Notre Dame has the pack mentality.

  22. ajonesmc931 says: Jun 9, 2013 4:32 AM

    Haha I love hearing all the non-SEC whiners. You people are pathetic. IT HAS TO BE A CONSPIRACY! Give me a break. Just because your favorite team/conference/alma mater can’t win, Doesn’t mean the other teams are cheating. There are plenty of teams from ALL conferences that have been caught.
    Coming from a non MSU fan.. Jus cant stand sore losers, so keep it up it is quite funny.

  23. ajonesmc931 says: Jun 9, 2013 4:33 AM

    Btw ppl from a chat board complaining wont change the last decade of SEC dominance.

  24. taintedlombardis says: Jun 9, 2013 12:06 PM

    For the record hillbilly, I hate Notre Dame. You’re just making BS up. Loser.

  25. amosalanzostagg says: Jun 9, 2013 2:24 PM

    tainted Lobotomy,

    Sorry if actual FACTS hurt your tender sensibilities

    Declan Sullivan didn’t die videotaping a Notre Dame football practice at the direction of Coach Kelly?

    Manti Te’o did not give interview after interview to the press on the death of his girlfriend? Notre Dame doesn’t let any player on their teams give an interview without the full consent of the Head Football Coach AND the Sports Information Department.

    Prince Shembo was lawyered up with Notre Dame alum and football supporter, Joe Powers, at the direction of Notre Dame. Care to explain who is paying a high price plaintiff attorney out of Chicago to represent Shembo?

    If it is done gratis, what value do you put on the legal representation to Shembo for tax reporting purposes? Since Shembo was represented by such a high power mouthpiece, is such legal representation available to ALL Notre Dame students, because if it isn’t, it’s a benefit outside the scope of the standard NCAA Student Grant in Aid Care to an athlete.

    Explain how his attorney is given information of an ongoing police criminal investigation at the direction of Notre Dame when the Rev. John Jenkins said that he would not comment due to the investigation? Who has the authority to release such information? The Notre Dame Campus Police Chief? Vice President of Student Affairs?

    Who hired the private investigators to interview her treating physician at the prep
    school?

    Explain why Notre Dame won’t go on the record with the press on any questions
    with regards to the Seeburg case?

    I’d hate Notre Dame too based on thee actual facts

    So sorry that you think of yourself as a loser. Try thinking more positive about yourself and your life.

  26. taintedlombardis says: Jun 9, 2013 7:44 PM

    Why are you talking at me as if I give a rat’s ass about ND? Can’t fix your special kind of stupid.

  27. thegamecocker says: Jun 9, 2013 8:39 PM

    @Taintedlombardis

    What other schools do you supposedly hate besides ND? Seems like the SEC schools are right up there on your hate parade….your post name is exceptionally stupid. But like you say can’t fix your special kind of stupid.

  28. rponciano says: Jun 10, 2013 3:10 PM

    It pay’s to be able to self investigate yourself, the SEC pay’s the NCAA….ALOT! So this all makes sense, now we can only hope the NCAA investigates itself, and then (sorry MSU) hires Stricklin to fix all of the NCAA’s past misdeeds.

  29. 8to80texansblog says: Jun 10, 2013 3:54 PM

    It pays to self report violations.

  30. amosalanzostagg says: Jun 12, 2013 8:55 PM

    Tainted,

    You run with the lure every time. All I have to do is ring the bell and you’re Palov’s dog.

    I too don’t give a rat’s ass about Notre Dame. It was fun beating them as much as ringing the bell for you.

    Roll Tide Roll

  31. waynefontes says: Jun 13, 2013 9:56 AM

    jrs45 says:
    Jun 8, 2013 9:14 AM
    Sec! Sec! Sec!

    —————————————————-

    I have finally realized why you say the same thing in every post. The obvious reason is that you’re not intelligent enough to add anything else.

    Three of the last five times your precious Buckeyes were in March Madness, they were sent home by SEC teams. Three different SEC teams.

    I don’t blame you, seeing as how Ohio State is inept against the SEC in both football AND basketball.

    If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. “SEC! SEC! SEC!” indeed!

    It’s obvious your school gets owned by numerous SEC schools in several sports, so feel happy you can finally root for a winner.

    Since Ohio State teams have been bested by Florida, LSU, Tennessee, South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, Auburn and Georgia in the postseason .. it looks like you have plenty of teams to choose from ^_^ SEC! SEC! SEC!

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