Mississippi State University acknowledges that it contacted the Southeastern Conference office in January of 2010 regarding an issue relating to its recruitment of Cam Newton.What does this mean? Not much that we didn't already know, but it does account for why the timeline begins in January but doesn't pick up until July.
Shortly after the initial call, the SEC office requested specific information to include interviews with involved staff from MSU.
Due to MSU dealing with ongoing and time-consuming eligibility issues involving non-football matters in the winter and spring of 2010, the specific SEC request went unfulfilled. Some additional information was provided to the SEC during July of 2010. Once the NCAA enforcement staff became involved, Mississippi State University cooperated fully with its investigation. MSU is confident the SEC office has managed this process consistent with its established procedures and the university is committed to the conference’s ongoing efforts to ensure compliance with SEC and NCAA rules.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Mississippi State acknowledges it contacted SEC office regarding Cam Newton's recruitment
Mississippi State released a statement today confirming it contacted the SEC officials regarding Cam Newton's recruitment. Here is in full: