Mississippi State Cuts Ties with Booster

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- 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 by the university 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."

Mississippi State says in the documents that it has asked the disassociated booster to interview with the NCAA, but the booster has declined.

The disassociation letter says the booster is not allowed to participate in any organization that is recognized by Mississippi State as a supporter of the athletics programs, make a financial gift to Mississippi State's athletics programs or receive any other privileges from the school's athletics program not given to the general public.

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