The Shea Patterson transfer waiver saga has taken another turn, thanks to the Ole Miss football program attempting to block the quarterback’s attempt to play immediately in 2018 for Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines. Ole Miss is objecting a waiver for Patterson and that has led to some harsh words from the signal-caller’s attorney, Thomas Mars.
Mars spoke with the Detroit News and blasted Ole Miss for their handling of the situation.
“If I didn’t know better, I would have thought Ole Miss hired Pinocchio to write its response to Michigan’s waiver request,” Mars said. “What’s more, the misleading statements to the sports media that Ole Miss publicly apologized for six months ago were the same misleading statements that Shea and a dozen other players and their parents say Ole Miss was telling them at the same time — both in person and over the phone.”
Worst case scenario for Patterson is that he is forced to sit out the 2018 season before being eligible to return in 2019.
Of course, in a perfect world, Patterson would be able to put on the maize and blue immediately with his argument that he was lied to by former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze about the incoming NCAA sanctions.
Michigan was previously seemed optimistic that Patterson would be eligible to suit up, but now they will have to continue waiting with Ole Miss’ latest objection and we will have to see if the NCAA ultimately determines the quarterback can suit up for the Wolverines’ 2018 opener against Notre Dame on Sept. 1.