Ole Miss self-imposes sanctions for NCAA violations - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Ole Miss self-imposes sanctions for NCAA violations


Self-imposed penalties can be thought of as a preemptive strike, but for the University of Mississippi, it may not be enough to keep the NCAA from lowering the boom.

The school released its 154-page response to the notice of allegations it received from the NCAA in January, outlining the violations committed by the football, women's basketball and track programs.

Of the 28 violations, 13 involve the Ole Miss football program and 9 of those 13 are during the Hugh Freeze era.

One of those reported includes former left tackle LaremyTunsil and his use of three loaner cars over a six month period.

It does not include the most recent allegations from draft night that involved an Ole Miss staffer giving Tunsil money during his time in Oxford.

It also includes academic fraud committed during Houston Nutt's tenure as head football coach.

The University's self-imposed penalties include the loss of 11 scholarships over four years, starting with the most recent recruiting class, a large fine and recruiting restrictions for two assistant coaches.

Next the university will have a hearing before the committee to determine if it has done enough to ward off further punishment by the NCAA.

The school has asked to delay that hearing while it looks into the draft-night allegations involving Tunsil.

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