Back in April, former Ole Miss offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil admitted that he had accepted money from coaches while he was at the school, causing the NCAA to launch a full-scale investigation into the program. However, it certainly seems that this investigation has been busted wide open over the last few month.
Yahoo! Sports reported that investigators have spoken to a few players at rival SEC schools Auburn and Mississippi State about them being recruited by the Rebels. These interviews ended with them getting immunity from future NCAA sanctions after they found nothing illegal took place during their recruitment.
However, it did cause the NCAA to take their investigation into Tunsil, who was drafted 13th overall by the Miami Dolphins, further into the Ole Miss program. The Rebels have been under NCAA investigation for years and it certainly seems like they will be dealing with this into the future.
The Rebels open the season on Sept. 5 against the Florida State Seminoles in Orlando, Florida and they hope that this doesn’t serve as a distraction for the team going into the season.