MSU cleared in NCAA investigation

Former MSU defensive tackle Fletcher Cox celebrates during the 2012 Music City Bowl.  (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Former MSU defensive tackle Fletcher Cox celebrates during the 2012 Music City Bowl. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Mississippi State is off the hook as far as the NCAA is concerned for alleged inappropriate benefits provided to former football players in a Yahoo! Sports report last September.

CBS Sports college football insider Jeremy Fowler reported Sunday that the Bulldogs role in the incident was considered closed by the NCAA.

The Yahoo! Sports report by Rand Getlin and Charles Robinson linked former Alabama player Luther Davis as acting as a middle man for NFL agents to former MSU standouts Fletcher Cox and Chad Bumphis in order to purchase plane tickets to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., prior to the Bulldogs 2012 appearance in the Music City Bowl.

Former Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray and defensive end Maurice Couch along with former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker were also named in the Yahoo! report.

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