- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 10, 2009

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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