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Ole Miss Has Released Unredacted NCAA Notice Of Allegations, Revealing Names Of Involved Boosters

Ole Miss would probably like to escape the news cycle, but today is not that day.

In February, Ole Miss received the most recent Notice of Allegations, which features 21 allegations against the Rebels football program. As a result, Ole Miss instituted a one-year bowl ban for the upcoming season.

In that NOA, Ole Miss had redacted the names of boosters involved in the alleged violations.

Today, after a ruling by the Mississippi Ethics Commission, the school's 2016 and 2017 NOAs have been re-released with the names of 12 of 14 involved boosters unredacted.

From The Clarion-Ledger earlier this week:

"Ole Miss has been ordered to release copies of its notice of allegations and amended notice of allegations without the booster names redacted after the Mississippi Ethics Commission delivered its final order on the matter Friday.

Per a copy of the final order obtained by The Clarion-Ledger, Chris Graham, the ethics commission's hearing officer, ordered the university to 'produce a copy of the notice of allegations and amended notice of allegations redacted as necessary to fully comply with federal education privacy laws or any other statutes or case law, but that any booster names shall not be redacted solely due to right of privacy.'"

One booster, referred to as John Doe in the Notice, has filed a "Motion to Intervene," and remains unnamed.
The two documents are available, with those listed names, are available at Ole Miss' page on the NCAA investigation.

Among the names listed is Terry Warren and his Oxford store Rebel Rags, which sells Ole Miss gear. From the 2017 Notice of Allegations:

It is alleged that between January 25 and 27, 2013, and between March 28, 2014, and January 31, 2016, Chris Kiffin (Kiffin), then assistant football coach, and Barney Farrar (Farrar), then assistant athletic director for high school and junior college relations for football, respectively, arranged approximately $2,800 in impermissible recruiting inducements in the form of free merchandise from Rebel Rags, LLC (Rebel Rags), a representative of the institution's athletics interests, for two then football prospective student-athletes and a then family member of another then football prospective student-athlete.

Earlier this week, the Rebel Rags alleged that Mississippi State players and recruits organized a conspiracy against it, as part of a defamation suit filed in relation to the NCAA case. From the Oxford Eagle:

Rebel Rags on Friday filed its response to Mississippi State player Kobe Jones, one of three defendants along with Mississippi State linebacker Leo Lewis and Lindsey Miller, the estranged stepfather of former Ole Miss lineman Laremy Tunsil, that the Oxford-based retail clothing store is suing for defamation, commercial disparagement and civil conspiracy. Rebel Rags challenged motions filed by Jones earlier this month to dismiss, sever from Lewis and Miller and transfer venues for the case.

The response also referred to a statement given by Lewis to the NCAA that he told a teammate in the spring of 2016 he had been called into MSU coach Dan Mullen’s office and told that the NCAA would be questioning him before being coached “as to how he should respond to in order to protect Lewis’ own eligibility and to prevent MSU from being found in violation of NCAA rules,” according to the response.

“All of this evidence supports the allegations of a conspiracy involving the three named defendants and others,” part of the response read.

It has been a strange few weeks for Ole Miss, and that continues today.

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