Video: Ole Miss announces new allegations, issues one-year bowl ban
In an odd twist to the Ole Miss NCAA investigation, the school has released a 21-minute video detailing the latest set of allegations against the school. Ole Miss claims that the NCAA has finished its investigation of the school and has been given a new notice of allegations.
The school claims the notice of allegations includes 21 total allegations against the football program, eight of which are new.
Arguably the most serious charge levied against the program is the dreaded ‘lack of institutional control’ that USC was charged with during the Reggie Bush scandal. The NCAA is also charging head coach Hugh Freeze with violating head coach responsibility. Ole Miss is contesting these charges.
“The additional allegations announced today are serious,” Ross Bjork said in the video. “But, we will vigorously defend the university against those allegations we believe are not appropriately supported, including that we lacked institutional control and that our head football coach did not promote an atmosphere of compliance or monitor staff in our football program.”
As a result of these allegations, Ole Miss will be instituting a one-year bowl ban for the 2017 season.
None of the allegations stem from the 2016 NFL Draft, where former Ole Miss player Laremy Tunsil famously declared he had taken money from Rebel coaches during his time in Oxford.
You can watch the Ole Miss video release here: