NCAA issues notice of allegations to NC State over corruption investigation
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NC State received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Tuesday in relation to its recruitment of former five-star recruit and New York Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr., according to R. Cory Smith of 247 Sports.

The organization charged the school and two of its former coaches with four major violations over the incident.

Ex-head coach Mark Gottfried and former assistant Orlando Early both received a Level I violation - the most severe infraction under NCAA rules - according to Yahoo Sports' Pat Forde, Pete Thamel, and Dan Wetzel. NC State also received two Level II violations.

Early and other members of Gottfried's staff are accused of arranging for and/or providing Smith and individuals associated with him roughly $46,700 in impermissible inducements and benefits, according to CBS Sports' Gary Parrish.

"NC State is committed to the highest levels of compliance, honesty, and integrity," NC State chancellor Randy Woodson said in a statement, according to Smith. "As the university carefully reviews the NCAA's allegations and thoroughly evaluates the evidence in order to determine our response, we are prepared to be accountable where we believe it is appropriate and to vigorously defend this great university and its athletics program where we feel it is necessary."

The school has 90 days to provide a response to the allegations, after which the NCAA would have 60 days to respond to the response, according to Forde, Thamel, and Wetzel. From there, the organization would have roughly 30-60 days to schedule a hearing, with a decision coming 60-90 days afterward.

As a result, a ruling likely won't be issued until after the upcoming season.

NC State could be the first domino to fall from the FBI's recent investigation into corruption in college basketball. In June, a high-ranking NCAA official stated that at least six Division I men's basketball programs will be given notices of allegations for major violations by the NCAA by the summer.

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