Houston Nutt and his attorney’s have proposed a lawsuit settlement with Ole Miss University worth approximately $500,000. The money would go towards starting an integrity commission for college sports in Mississippi, and Nutt would not receive any personal dividends from the settlement, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Nutt’s attorney Thomas Mars says that Nutt is seeking compensation by way of an apology from Ole Miss, not in dollars.
Nutt claims that he was the victim of a smear campaign intended to keep then-head coach Hugh Freeze in the clear. In a lawsuit Nutt filed in July, he claims that Freeze, and athletic director defamed him in an attempt to steer the focus of the NCAA notice of allegations.
“The settlement proposal we presented to Ole Miss is focused on the apology Houston Nutt has consistently asked for and fully deserves,” he said. “After all, there’s no longer any doubt about what happened here.
Coach Freeze eventually resigned after a phone records indicated that he likely engaged in conduct that went against the NCAA’s rules and regulations.
The NCAA amended it’s notice of allegations in February 2017, citing 17 of 21 recruiting violations to Freeze’s tenure.
Freeze resigned on July 20.
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