Ole Miss Requests 2 Mississippi State Players Attend Infractions Hearing

A bitter in-state rivalry is getting bitterer. While most of the barbs between Ole Miss and Mississippi State have been exchanged on the gridiron, this one could soon transition to a courtroom hearing.
Ole Miss has requested that the two Mississippi State players that accused Ole Miss of violating NCAA recruiting rules attend the infraction hearings.
ESPN is reporting that it is unclear whether the players have received formal notice to appear at the hearing. The hearing likely to take place sometime in late August or early September.
The allegations center mostly around cash donations that the players claim they were offered to join the program.
Linebacker Leo Lewis and defensive lineman Kobe Jones both eventually signed with Mississippi State, but Lewis claims he was offered at least $13,000 to sign with the Rebels.
In total, Ole Miss is facing 21 rules violations, including 15 Level I violations.
Among the numerous allegations, the dreaded “lack of institutional control” is the most serious. Ole Miss has already announced that it is instituting a self-imposed bowl ban for the coming season, but that might only be the tip of the iceberg.
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