Paul Finebaum joined ESPN’s Outside the Lines on Thursday and had some noteworthy comments regarding the NCAA investigation into Ole Miss.
The discussion apparently turned to Mississippi State linebacker Leo Lewis’ testimony to the NCAA about being paid by Ole Miss boosters before eventually signing with the Bulldogs, according to a Bulldawgs247 report.
Finebaum reportedly said the NCAA Committee on Infractions will withhold its report on Ole Miss until after the Rebels and Bulldogs play on Thanksgiving.
“I love this conference and this is where I make most of my living, but I really fear what is about to happen,” Finebaum said. “These two schools meet on Thanksgiving, that’s not what I’m talking about. Somewhere probably after that, because I’ve heard that the committee is not going to release the findings before the game for the safety of everyone.”
The SEC Network radio host added that Ole Miss will “probably get slammed” by the NCAA and the situation between the in-state rivals will only intensify, the report said.
“When this decision comes out, Ole Miss fans, I believe are going to go scorched earth. I’ve seen this before between Alabama and Auburn,” Finebaum said. “It’s already a bad situation and I think it’s going to continue to grow and get much uglier.”