NCAA looking into Mississippi State recruit and car, says report

One of UGA’s top recruiting targets from this past season is under an NCAA investigation at Mississippi State, according to Mississippi’s The Dispatch Newspaper.

Defensive back Will Redmond of Memphis signed with Mississippi State last February, despite a late push from UGA, which was Redmond’s childhood favorite school.

On Thursday night, the Dispatch reported that the NCAA is looking into a “potential recruiting irregularity” involving the Mississippi State football program.

Sources close to the situation have confirmed to The Dispatch MSU Sports Blog the investigation, at least in part, involves an automobile purchased for MSU freshman defensive back Will Redmond. The Ford Mustang was purchased before Redmond signed with MSU this February from a used car dealership in his hometown of Memphis, Tenn.

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ALSO: 5-star linebacker Reuben Foster had a stellar first half in a scrimmage against his former high school, Troup. After the Thursday scrimmage, the Alabama-turned-Auburn commitment told Rivals reporter Justin Hokanson: “You can tell the fans I’m not switching back. I got the tattoo, it’s inked on my arm. War Eagle.”

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73 comments Add your comment

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

August 23rd, 2012
10:33 pm

Simply proves to show it’s not about the University all the time, character issues follow these recruits

UGA football fans

August 23rd, 2012
10:35 pm

I love the AJC and their articles but the best place to discuss all things UGA for real UGA football fans is facebook.com/ugafootballfans. Like that page now GO DAWGS!!!

UGA football fans

August 23rd, 2012
11:00 pm

The best place to talk about all things UGA is now facebook.com/ugafootballfans Go Dawgs!!!

Mountain Dawg

August 23rd, 2012
11:23 pm

Can’t find any such link on FB.

Dawg Whisperer

August 23rd, 2012
11:25 pm

Chuck… I guess Tennessee won’t be hangig 35 on UGA after all.

Big Crimson 75

August 23rd, 2012
11:56 pm

Ruby — who said anything about taking you back?
No one with a Barn tat will ever get the privilege of wearing Crimson.
I understand your regrets, what’s done is done. Move on sport. Learn from your mistake….and invest some of that $$ Aubie fired at you.

Big Crimson 75

August 24th, 2012
12:16 am

As for Missy St, is the NC2A gonna continue to let this rogue program operate un-checked?
Bribing Cecil Newton wasn’t enough to get Thor’s weapon?
Mullen has less respect for the Rules than Kitten.
Missy St, UT, Aubie, UNC, Oregon & Okie St all deserve the Guillotine!!

Bama Boy

August 24th, 2012
4:53 am

I guess all UGA offered was a motorcycle!

zbulldawg

August 24th, 2012
6:04 am

No just a tote bag with the logo ! AWE bama baby boy goosh darn it ! LET THE BIG DAWG EAT

Blackoutanyone?

August 24th, 2012
6:26 am

Justin Hokanson and the other little brother barn necks are milking Reuben Foster for all he’s worth. It really sounds to me as though this young man is begining to realize his mistakes. I have many Bama fans and frequent Bama sites… very few give a damn as to where Reuben Foster plays football. He made his bed….

Roll Tide!!

Um.....riiiiight

August 24th, 2012
6:56 am

Bama Boy
August 24th, 2012
4:53 am

An all Bama could offer was a trailer….

GT = 10 time loser to Mark Richt

August 24th, 2012
7:08 am

All Bama offered was it’s tree service and a chance to be sexually assaulted as a Krystals.

Brown Dog

August 24th, 2012
7:14 am

A tattoo means you never have to say you’re sorry. Oh Ruuuuu-beeeeee … You took your love to town.

Game Changer

August 24th, 2012
7:34 am

And all the MSU fans say: THANKS JOHN BOND

OkieDawg

August 24th, 2012
7:57 am

One week away from kick off and this year’s version of college football feels even more dirty than the past few years. I hope the NCAA doesn’t let a bunch of selfish kids and rogue programs bring down this great pass time. But I’m afraid the sport needs an enima.

Yep

August 24th, 2012
8:02 am

Appropriate these two stories were combined……

Moobs Johnson

August 24th, 2012
8:06 am

Living with an Auburn tattoo on your arm for the whole world to see for the rest of your life is punishment enough. Have fun playing for third place in the West with Cheesedeek as your coach.

bitter used car dealer

August 24th, 2012
8:07 am

miss st has to try something to get 5 star recruits—–dont blame them

but—-you play that game and theres a RISK——bamma stinks

—————michagan—–43—bamma—6

collegeballfan

August 24th, 2012
8:11 am

Haven’t we heard about cars in Memphis before?

gt4ever

August 24th, 2012
8:17 am

Did it have leather seats? I mean, I would have definitely gone for the upgrade…

Beast from the East

August 24th, 2012
8:21 am

I still have never understood how MSU managed to escape the Cam pay for play event. Was it not proven they made a cash offering for him to play there?

Tampa Gata

August 24th, 2012
8:24 am

Why would NASCAR be looking into a car at MSU?

Alabammy

August 24th, 2012
8:41 am

Foster is a really good player…but something tells me our recruiting class won’t exactly suck without him. Have fun in Opelika.

RTR22

August 24th, 2012
8:50 am

Demarcus Walker DE from Jacksonville, 5pm ESPNU. Rolling with the Crimson Tide. Who cares about Ruby he now wears puke orange/blue.

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 24th, 2012
9:02 am

Sounds like the Herschel Walker deal at UGa minus the scholarship for an older sister.

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August 24th, 2012
9:04 am

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Stank Wren

August 24th, 2012
9:06 am

A lot of bad recruiting stories have come out of Memphis over the years. If I were a major college program I’d stay away from those Memphis high schools. The whole place is a corrupt cesspool

kingdaddy

August 24th, 2012
9:06 am

This reminds me of when I was really young waiting on Christmas. Maybe the longest 8 days in history. Tired of the crapola and speculation. Also tired of cheating programs. Not a lot of difference between illeaglly offering enticements to these student athletes to come to a certain school and the corruption of bribery. Think you’re helping these kids by teaching them to bend the rules? It’s not cheating if you don’t get caught. Then you let them know its ok to lie to cover-up the cheating. Anyway you spin it, it is a disservice to the University and all the kids that learn to play by the rules. Very slimey and cheating coaches who get caught should never be allowed the chance to “corrupt” another kid at any level. Right now, they get caught and just move on to another program to repeat the same practices. We’re supposed to protect kids because they are easily manipulated. Sad, very sad…

About Cam

August 24th, 2012
9:09 am

Re: Beast post. My understanding was that Cecil shopped Cam to Miss State, but they declined to buy. Could be wrong though.

hammerhead

August 24th, 2012
9:12 am

I enjoy a good souffle occasionally.

Chi Town

August 24th, 2012
9:13 am

I blame Saban.

Right, MC?

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 24th, 2012
9:25 am

KingDaddy you ready for a nice weekend? This is the CALM before the Storm. Relax and watch TV that don’t matter and get ready to Strap It On next week. Who do REALLY think will WIN?
I know you want Vandy and Tennessee to win but do you really think they will?

Knox Vol

August 24th, 2012
9:26 am

@About Cam…you been drinking the Bain koolaid. It was Miss State who approached Cecil Newton…not the other way around. And it seems they’re still doing it over in Miss. Get your story and your facts straight bro. Some of you are complete losers who show absolute desperation with all that Cam/Auburn garbage. Get over it already. They were found innocent.

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 24th, 2012
9:32 am

Who will Win? My 10 game Parlay……

No. 9 South Carolina at Vanderbilt
Texas A&M at Louisiana Tech
Tennessee vs. North Carolina State
No. 24 Boise State at No. 13 Michigan State BATTLE of the 2011 Dwag Killers
Notre Dame vs. Navy*
Miami (FL) at Boston College
No. 14 Clemson vs. Auburn*
No. 8 Michigan vs. No. 2 Alabama*
Kentucky at No. 25 Louisville
Georgia Tech at No. 16 Virginia Tech

Vince

August 24th, 2012
10:16 am

Not everybody wants their personal information out there—not everyone does Facebook.

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 24th, 2012
10:19 am

Vince
August 24th, 2012
10:16 am

Not everybody wants their personal information out there—not everyone does Facebook.

WHO are you talking TO or ABOUT?

UGA Insider

August 24th, 2012
10:23 am

Please note to Miss St and Auburn fans……. you got away with one concerning Cam Newton but these are the same investigators you embarrassed by that saga. These people have memories and are mostly power freaks. You better watch out and have your stuff together or you are going down hard. Word is there is already a link between the Memphis counselor and Trooper Taylor which spells disaster. By the end of the year Miss St and Auburn will join…

Tenn- NCAA probation
LSU- NBAA probation
USCE- NCAA probation
Alabama- 3 consecutive 5 year term as NCAA “habitual violator”.

UGA Insider

August 24th, 2012
10:24 am

Sorry LSU.. You are on NCAA probation.

kingdaddy

August 24th, 2012
10:37 am

Smart
I really don’t care,who beats the Chickens, I just love to hear lil stevie cry like a lil girl. Hope GT beats VT, that will be a statement game. Hope its not the same time as the Buffalo game, I haven’t checked. Don’t care about any other games really…

Big Crimson 75

August 24th, 2012
10:37 am

best place to discuss uga?

August 24th, 2012
10:39 am

the police blotter.

Um.....riiiiight

August 24th, 2012
10:42 am

A person SMART enough to know…..
August 24th, 2012
9:02 am

Yeah, sure, Veronica Walker was just a ploy to get Herschel. After all, she never amounted to much other than being an All-American in 1982 in the 100 meter dash. Yep, just no talent at all.

Big Crimson 75

August 24th, 2012
10:44 am

King — stop lying.
You know you’ll be watching Bama-Michigan.

Vince's Dooley

August 24th, 2012
10:49 am

They should have gotten him a Firebird instead of a Mustang, at least that is what Hershel told me.

Jam Kenp

August 24th, 2012
10:52 am

They should have enticed him with fake grades instead of a car.

THE Dixie Redcoat Band

August 24th, 2012
10:55 am

A lot of people don’t mess with FaceBook. We’re staying right here.

Delbert D.

August 24th, 2012
11:23 am

Rick Neuheisel has been on various lists of disgrace for many years.

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 24th, 2012
11:25 am

KingDaddy there is NO game But TECH v VPI.

Monday, September 3
TIME (ET) MATCHUP TV PPV MOBILE TICKETS
8:00 PM Georgia Tech at No. 16 Virginia Tech

A person SMART enough to know.....

August 24th, 2012
11:28 am

Bi Cri…………..a College fan will watch EVERY game we can & flip between commercials. A woman to bring beer and a Pee bucket is needed. Who will get out of the Captains chair and miss a PLAY the first weekend of College ball? :)

Mako

August 24th, 2012
11:31 am

Foster is a idiot…..my brother was stupid too, got his 1st wifes name tatoo on his arm, man that took a lot of work to get that cleaned up…hope Foster can stay in school more than a yr before they realize this guy is as dumb as a box of rocks…..yikes