January 17, 2003 at 10:11 PM CST - Updated June 19 at 3:55 PM
Murray State University is close to wrapping up its internal investigation and the Racers' Athletic Director, E. W. Dennison, tells Heartland Sports that they are confident football coach Joe Pannunzio did nothing wrong in recruiting former Florida State quarterback Adrian McPherson .
Dennison told Heartland Sports' Chad Fryman Friday afternoon, that Coach Pannunzio was in Florida, but did not have contact with McPherson prior to approval from Florida State. According to NCAA rules, a member of an athletic department can not make contact with a prospective player until his/her university gives permission.
Heartland Sports has learned that McPherson is now on a football scholarship at Murray but he won't officially join the Racers until he works out legal problems. He faces a misdemeanor and felony charge in Florida.