Smith's Suspension Under Investigation

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The state Attorney General's office is
looking into alleged contact involving University of Alabama
offensive tackle Andre Smith and an agent.

The Outland Trophy winner's suspension from the Sugar Bowl
reportedly stemmed from dealings with an agent by either Smith or a
family member.

A spokesman for Attorney General Troy King told The Tuscaloosa
News on Tuesday that King is aware of the allegations and intends
to begin an immediate review to decide whether to open a formal

Bence said the attorney general's office has prosecuted several
sports agents.

Alabama law requires sports agents to register in the state and
prohibits some contacts with athletes such as giving them money
before a contract is signed.