AG Says Smith in the Clear

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Attorney General Troy King has
closed the investigation into former Alabama star Andre Smith's
alleged dealings with a sports agent.

King said Wednesday the investigation found no probable cause to
believe anyone violated Alabama's sports agents law. Crimson Tide
coach Nick Saban suspended the All-America left tackle days before
the Crimson Tide's Sugar Bowl game against Utah amid allegations
that Smith or a person representing him had improper contact with a
sports agent.

The Alabama Uniform Athlete Agents Act requires sports agents to
register in Alabama and prohibits them from giving anything of
value directly or indirectly to a student athlete. The law also
requires sports agents to notify university officials if a contract
has been made with an athlete.

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