The #2 Michigan State Spartans saw their star player Miles Bridges declared eligible to play late last week. Today MSU issued a brief explanation of what the NCAA found. Here is the statement from Spartan Basketball in its entirety:
In the course of Friday’s internal investigation, while it was determined that the allegations detailed in the Yahoo! Sports report were not true, the MSU compliance office did uncover an NCAA violation. Per standard operating procedures, Miles Bridges was declared ineligible and MSU applied for reinstatement. On Saturday afternoon, MSU received word that Bridges had been reinstated by the NCAA.
Last winter (2016-17), Bridges’ family members had dinner with an agent, without Bridges’ knowledge. As part of the reinstatement process, Bridges was required to pay $40 (value of dinner) to a charity of his choice.
While it is not unusual for reinstatement cases to be handled within a day, Michigan State appreciates the NCAA taking swift action.