Former Ole Miss QB denies allegations of large payments made to his teammates
Former Outkick The Coverage reporter Mattie-Lou Chandler made waves on Twitter on Wednesday night when she weighed in on the NCAA investigation into Ole Miss.
Chandler said she’d heard that former No. 1 overall recruit Robert Nkemdiche and his family were given more than $250,000 over the course of his college career. Robert’s brother, Denzel Nkemdiche, also played for Ole Miss during this timeframe. Both brothers left the program after the 2015 season.
Per various sources over years, Nkemdiche family alone received 250k+ in improper benefits. #OleMiss
— Mattie-Lou Chandler (@MattieLouC) February 22, 2017
However, one former Rebel — ex-QB Bo Wallace — was quick to jump to his teammate’s defense, calling Chandler’s credentials into question via a no-holds-barred tweet:
Does this girl really have media credentials ?? 250k?Your sources must have been your srat sisters "over the years" https://t.co/SGiVIGuPkO
— Bo Wallace (@bowallace14) February 23, 2017
The Rebels have admitted to some of the NCAA’s 21 allegations against them and self-imposed a one-year bowl ban, but the school could still face additional penalties.
If the Nkemdiche rumors are somehow proven true, though, Ole Miss likely faces much stiffer sanctions than the ones imposed on Wednesday.