Ole Miss notified of ongoing NCAA investigation into three varsity sports, including football

Ole Miss seems to be in a bit of trouble with the governing body of college athletics. News first broke of the allegations by the NCAA on Friday by Yahoo‘s Pat Forde. The allegations span the football, women’s basketball, and track & field programs of the Rebels; with a total of 30 allegations across all three sports.

The main question that arises from these allegations roots back to the recruitment and success of head football coach Hugh Freeze in Oxford.

Freeze and his staff have consistently recruited at a top level within the SEC since the start of his tenure back in 2012. The speculation strengthens when one is reminded of the seven game ban by the school on offensive tackle and potential 2016 first round pick Laremy Tunsil for accepting improper benefits.

The Rebels athletic department had found that Tunsil had received the “use of three separate loaner vehicles over a sixth-month period without payment, a four-month interest-free promissory note on a $3,000 down payment for purchasing a used vehicle, two nights of lodging at a local home, an airline ticket purchased by a friend of a teammate, and one day use of a rental vehicle. In addition, it was determined that Tunsil was not completely forthcoming when initially questioned by NCAA investigators regarding the loaner vehicles.”

Tunsil’s recent issue however is not involved in the NCAA investigation and all of the accounts of the investigation state that the allegations are before Freeze came to The Grove.

Time will tell how this effects the Rebels program going forward, but yet again Ole Miss seems to be in the NCAA’s crosshairs.

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