Houston Nutt files defamation lawsuit against Ole Miss
When Ole Miss was under an NCAA investigation for alleged wrongdoing by coach Hugh Freeze and the football team, along with several other athletic programs, one name that we kept hearing was that of former Rebels coach Houston Nutt.
Nutt, who coached at Ole Miss from 2008 to 2011, was subtly blamed for many of the violations and wasn’t happy about it. In fact, his lawyer called it a “smear campaign” a couple of months ago.
Now, Nutt is filing a lawsuit against his former school, according to USA TODAY reporter Dan Wolken:
BREAKING: Houston Nutt vs. the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation et al was filed today in federal court.
— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) July 12, 2017
Nutt, who currently works as a college football analyst for CBS, claims he can’t find another coaching job because of the allegations made by Ole Miss.
If Nutt can prove that the school did indeed defame him, Ole Miss could have another major problem on its hands.
One thing is for sure — this is just getting started. We’ll likely be hearing plenty more about this case in the coming months.