NCAA finds 13 violations against Ole Miss football, 9 under Freeze

The NCAA has found 13 of a possible 28 violations against Ole Miss’ football team, according to an AP report. The association also investigated possible violations into women’s basketball as well as the track and field team.

Of the 13 violations against the football team, nine occurred under the watch of coach Hugh Freeze, who arrived in Oxford in 2012 and has gone 34-18 (17-15 SEC) in his tenure with the Rebels. The good news is that the more serious violations happened under the watch of Freeze’s predecessor, Houston Nutt, so his job nor the state of the program appear to be in danger at this point.

Among the violations, those against former offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil are already included. Tunsil was found to have had improper contact with agents and also received improper benefits and sat out seven games last season. The most serious violation is against former Nutt assistant David Saunders, who was found to have participated in a plot regarding the production of fake test scores for recruits.

In terms of the rest of the violations, they are smaller ones ranging from the wrong people providing recruits transportation on official visits or assistant coaches making improper contact.

This story is still developing, but stay tuned to Campus Sports for any further updates!


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