Mississippi State Gets 2-Years Probation From NCAA

Nov 17, 2012; Starkville, MS, USA; Mississippi State Bulldogs helmet during the game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Arkansas Razorbacks at Davis Wade Stadium. Mississippi State Bulldogs defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 45-14. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden–USA TODAY Sports

The NCAA held a press conference on Friday morning to announce the sanctions for Mississippi State’s football program that resulted from alleged recruiting violations last year. According to the NCAA, Mississippi State has been placed on two-years probation, the loss of 4 official visits and loss of six total scholarships over three-years. The scholarship penalties for Mississippi State came from self-imposed sanctions.

ESPN’s Joe Schad had some additional details on the punishment that Mississippi State will face:



The booster, Denton Herring, was reportedly brought to the NCAA’s attention by the team’s 7-on-7 coach Byron De’Vinner after Mississippi State defensive back Will Redmond initially fell under scrutiny. The team’s wide receiver coach Angelo Mirando apparently resigned because of the sanctions, despite citing “personal issues” in the past.

Mississippi State got hit with some sanctions that will affect them over the next few seasons, but they are lucky that this didn’t turn out to be a much bigger situation.

Topics: Football, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Sec Football

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  • John Pettit

    Funny that accuse ole miss of cheating? hahahaha

  • jamessavik

    Miss State gets probation for something done by a person that isn’t a part of the program while Auburn does NOT get probation for out-bidding other schools for Cam Newton? Bullshit.

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