Michigan State sophomore Miles Bridges was briefly declared ineligible because of an NCAA violation last week but was quickly reinstated before the Spartans’ game against Wisconsin on Sunday.
Michigan State offers some clarification on Miles Bridges being cleared by NCAA.
MSU Compliance did uncover an NCAA violation for Bridges’ family members having dinner with an agent. Bridges was declared ineligible, then reinstated.
Details, via a statement from MSU: pic.twitter.com/7sTCETZvl2
— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) February 26, 2018
Bridges’ name appeared in a bombshell report from Yahoo! Sports last Friday that detailed a series of potential NCAA violations stemming from Division I players receiving money from agents.
In a statement sent to The Athletic’s Brendan F. Quinn, Michigan State said Bridges had been deemed ineligible Friday because of the discovery that members of Bridges’ family had had dinner with an agent — which was without Bridges’ knowledge.
Bridges was reinstated by Saturday afternoon, however, with his lone penalty coming in the form of a mandated $40 (cost of the meal) donation to the charity of his choice. He went on to play in Michigan State’s 68-63 win over Wisconsin on Sunday, scoring 10 points and adding 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block and 1 steal.
Bridges was named to the First-Team All-Big Ten on Monday. He’ll return to the court Friday when No. 1-seed Michigan State plays either No. 8 seed-Maryland or No. 9-seed Wisconsin in the third round of the Big Ten Tournament.
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