Ole Miss Fans React To Sanctions

Ole Miss Fans React To Sanctions

The NCAA has come down hard on the Ole Miss football program, reports say, banning the Rebels from the postseason in 2018 and imposing additional scholarship restrictions.

In an email to HottyToddy.com on Saturday, Michael Thompson, Ole Miss' senior associate athletic director for communications and marketing, confirmed that the university had already reduced its scholarships by a total of 13 over a four-year period-that's a 15 percent reduction from the total of 85 scholarships and meets the NCAA's requirement.

More news: Cursed by Osiris, Bungie Cancels Destiny 2 Live Stream Amid Community Outrage

Every coach named in the investigation will receive a show-cause tag by the NCAA.

NCAA gave the Rebels a bowl ban for 2018 (the school self-imposed a ban for 2017), vacated all wins that any ineligible student-athlete participated in, and placed the school on probation for three years. It essentially equals a black ball on them being hired by any school any time soon. The NCAA noted that former head coach Hugh Freeze "acknowledged that upon coming to MS, he was surprised by the "craziness" of boosters trying to insert themselves into his program". Freeze also resigned from the school when it was discovered he made several phone calls to an escort service on his university-issued cell phone.

More news: Infiniti QX50's revolutionary new VC Turbo engine

A 5-year show-cause order for the assistant coach who facilitated standardized test fraud and living arrangements. Former assistant David Saunders' show-cause runs for eight years.

The school will also give up its share of revenue from any bowl game SEC teams appear in. There were also allegations of cash payouts to recruit Leo Lewis.

More news: Honor 7X to be unveiled next week

With news that Ole Miss is set to learn its fate from the NCAA Committee on Infractions, there's been some new news regarding Leo Lewis, a central figure in the NCAA's case against Ole Miss. He testified before the NCAA infractions committee and is now playing for Mississippi State.

Related Articles