According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, “the infractions are considered major in nature and are likely to include some elements of self-imposed penalties related to recruiting.” While head coach Dan Mullen is not expected to be directly implicated, it’s thought that former wide receivers coach Angelo Mirando played a key role. He resigned in August, less than two weeks before the 2012 season opener.
According to The Dispatch, part of the investigation involves an automobile purchased for MSU freshman defensive back Will Redmond. A Ford Mustang was purchased before Redmond signed with MSU in February of 2012 from a dealer in Memphis.
Redmond’s 7-on-7 summer team coach, Byron De’Vinner, described to Yahoo! Sports last September how former Mississippi State booster Robert Denton Herring broke multiple NCAA rules an effort to land the Memphis East High School defensive back. Redmond did not play in the 2012 season.