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Hugh Freeze Out At Ole Miss After Reported Call To An Escort Service

Hugh Freeze is out at Ole Miss.

Hugh Freeze abruptly resigned from his position as head coach of the Ole Miss Rebels on Thursday night, and details regarding the circumstances of his departure are starting to trickle out.

According to both Yahoo and USA Today, Freeze's resignation comes after the school discovered that Freeze used an Ole Miss-issued phone to make a call to an escort service back in January of 2016. Here's more:

Yahoo Sports first inquired last week with Freeze and athletic director Ross Bjork about a call at 8:34 p.m. on Jan. 21, 2016, to a Detroit number that is linked via various websites to a Florida-based escort. Freeze told Yahoo last Friday that the call had been brought to Ole Miss administrators’ attention by former coach Houston Nutt’s attorney, Thomas Mars, and that they had questioned him about it. Freeze told Yahoo he had no idea why the call was on his phone records.

Yahoo also reports that Ole Miss found more "troubling information" after digging through further phone records - trying to determine if the call was a misdial.

Bjork told Yahoo on Friday that after receiving the information from Mars, the school had pulled records of Freeze’s cell calls and plowed through 39,000 calls without finding another instance of a call to the 313 number. However, the school kept digging through the records and found additional troubling information.

Discovery of the phone call came after an email exchange between former coach Houston Nutt's lawyer and the school's legal counsel.

This is a developing story - more as we learn it.