By DAVID BRANDT / The Associated Press
An attorney for the former Mississippi State player who helped spark the NCAA’s investigation of Auburn quarterback Cam Newton says his client has been interviewed by the FBI.
Phil Abernethy wrote in an e-mail Tuesday to The Associated Press that John Bond met with federal and state investigators and “cooperated fully with both agencies.”
Abernethy says Bond would have no further comment because of the “ongoing nature” of the investigation. The FBI has declined comment.
Bond, a former Mississippi State quarterback, told MSU officials in January he had been asked for $180,000 by a former teammate in exchange for Newton’s commitment to the Bulldogs. The man was later identified as Kenny Rogers in an ESPN.com report.
Rogers is expected to be interviewed by the NCAA, according to his attorney Doug Zeit.