Just days before National Signing Day, news came out that Ole Miss was being charged with rules violations by the NCAA. The Rebels' women's basketball and track and field programs are involved in the violations, but 13 of the 28 reported violations involved the football program, according to a report by The Associated Press.
Mississippi's football program was cited by the NCAA in nearly half of the 28 rules violations levied against the school in the Notice of Allegations the university recently received, said a person with knowledge of the investigation.
The person said Tuesday that 13 allegations involve the football program, and nine of those occurred during current coach Hugh Freeze's tenure. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.
The violations are a mix of Level I — which the NCAA considers most serious — and Level II and III. Many have already been self-reported by the school.
Ole Miss will need to respond to the alleged violations within 90 days of the original notice. We will keep you updated on this story as more is released.