AG closes investigation into Andre Smith case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Attorney General Troy King has found that there were no violations
involving former Alabama Crimson Tide star Andre Smith and a sports agent and closed his office’s
investigation into the matter.
"We do not continue to pursue allegations of wrongdoing when a thorough review of a matter finds no
evidence that would establish a case for probable cause," King said in a statement on Wednesday.

Tide coach Nick Saban suspended the All-America left tackle and Outland Trophy winner days before
Alabama’s Sugar Bowl game against Utah amid allegations that Smith or a person representing him had
improper contact with an agent.
King had assigned senior prosecutor Don Valeska to review the case for possible charges in late December.

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.
The NCAA has said it was an internal matter.
Smith left after his junior season and was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the sixth overall
pick.