At one point during the ongoing, multi-year NCAA investigation, Ole Miss apparently decided the school wasn’t going down without a fight – and the obvious target for the school was reportedly Mississippi State.
Soon after Ole Miss released its lengthy video Wednesday detailing the latest notice of allegations against the school from the NCAA, Neal McCready of Rebel Grove wrote an article discussing his thoughts on the latest revelations and what it could mean for the school and head coach Hugh Freeze moving forward.
The article lays out multiple scenarios for the Ole Miss program but also goes into some detail on the players allegedly involved in potential infractions with the football program in Oxford. Among them, according to this article, are Mississippi State players Leo Lewis and Kobe Jones. Soon after the NCAA offered immunity for active players to speak out against Ole Miss, McCready claims Lewis ‘sung about his recruiting’ to the NCAA.
One of the more interesting segments of the article claims Ole Miss turned in a recorded conversation from the mother of Leo Lewis – presumably to use against Mississippi State.
Ole Miss, per multiple sources, possesses a recording, and has given the SEC a copy, of (Leo) Lewis’ mother asking Ole Miss for money and detailing incentives she received from other programs, including Mississippi State.
You may recall Lewis was one of the nation’s top prospects in the 2015 recruiting cycle. After committing to Ole Miss for his senior season at Mississippi’s Brookhaven High School, Lewis decommitted just before the dead period began leading up to National Signing Day. Lewis obviously ended up signing with Mississippi State on signing day.
Lewis is not in danger of losing any eligibility, according to Mississippi State insider Steve Robertson of Gene’s Page – Robertson said this Thursday on Mississippi radio program Out of Bounds with Bo Bounds. For what it’s worth, Robertson has consistently been one of the more accurate reporters regarding this case.
Whether Lewis has read this article or not, he seemed to give his own reaction to the news of the NCAA’s latest notice of allegations against Ole Miss with this Twitter post Wednesday night.
— Leo Lewis III (@LeoLewisIII) February 23, 2017