AG closes investigation into Andre Smith case

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Attorney General Troy King has closed his office's 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 that 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.

King had assigned senior prosecutor Don Valeska to review the case for possible charges in late December.

The university has refused to provide media outlets with a copy of its report to the attorney general's office, citing federal privacy laws.

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