Skip to main content

Report: NCAA Formally Charging Ole Miss Football With Rules Violations

The NCAA is formally charging Ole Miss' football program with rules violations, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports. 

Per the report, the Rebels have received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA that alleges "roughly" 30 violations across three sports - football, women's basketball and track and field. 

This is the result of an investigation that predates Hugh Freeze's arrival in Oxford, Miss. in 2012. 

">January 29, 2016

From the report: 

According to standard NCAA protocol, Ole Miss and/or other parties charged with violations have 90 days to respond to the allegations. Unless there is agreement on the facts and the case can be resolved by summary disposition, a Committee on Infractions hearing date will be established. The COI generally meets six times a year; it most recently met last week.

If there is a hearing, NCAA enforcement will present its case and the school can present its side. A Committee On Infractions report, detailing any penalties that are to be assessed, generally is issued six to eight weeks after the hearing.

Ole Miss has achieved great success on the recruiting trail in recent seasons. The Rebels have the No. 4 class for 2016 and had the No. 17 class in 2015, the No. 15 class in 2014 and the No. 8 class in 2013. There have been rumors of Freeze achieving that success by bending the rules, though nothing has been proven and the head coach himself shot the suspicion down. 

This past season, Rebels' star offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil had to sit out seven games for accepting impermissible benefits. 

Ole Miss has gone 34-18 over the past four seasons, beating Alabama in back-to-back years. 

You can read Yahoo!'s full report here