Virginia Man Charged in Alabama under Sports Agent Law

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A Virginia man surrendered to authorities today on charges accusing him of contacting Alabama football player Tyrone Prothro without properly registering as a sports agent.

A statement by the Alabama Attorney General's office said Jason Goggins of Savage Sports Management solicited Prothro while the player was still in the hospital after he broke his leg during the Florida game last October.

The 33-year-old Goggins was charged in a two-count indictment with failure to register as a sports agent in Alabama and contacting an athlete before registering.

Neither Prothro nor the university were accused of any wrongdoing.

Chris King, who's in charge of compliance with NCAA rules at Alabama, declined comment on whether the university alerted authorities about case.

He said the school followed the procedures as set out under the law.

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