Mississippi State Disassociates From Booster After Finding "Impermissible Contact"

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Mississippi State has disassociated from an athletics booster because of "impermissible contact" with a prospective student-athlete.

The booster's name was redacted from documents provided to The Associated Press after a Freedom of Information Act request. Mississippi State announced last week that it is cooperating with the NCAA because of a "potential recruiting irregularity."

The letter to the disassociated booster is dated July 13. The university says the NCAA's investigation has lasted several months and is close to a conclusion.

Mississippi State says in the documents that it has asked the disassociated booster to interview with the NCAA, but the booster has declined. It also says that "other violations of NCAA rules also may have occurred."

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