Ole Miss Gets Two-Year Bowl Ban, Loss of Scholarships Following Sanctions

Ole Miss Gets Two-Year Bowl Ban, Loss of Scholarships Following Sanctions

Ole Miss Gets Two-Year Bowl Ban, Loss of Scholarships Following Sanctions

Now that the NCAA has tacked on another year of postseason punishment, players with eligibility covered by the ban (rising Rebel seniors) can transfer to another school without having to sit out for a year.

This has been a long and winding road for Ole Miss, which included former coach Houston Nutt claiming the school defamed him by claiming numerous alleged infractions happened during his tenure.

After the dust had finally settled on the NCAA's five-year investigation into Ole Miss, the Rebels stood accused of 15 Level I violations, including the dreaded lack of institutional control.

The NCAA hit the Ole Miss football team with more punishment on Friday, including an additional year from playing in the postseason.

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Ole Miss officials are hoping that the NCAA tosses out the testimony of Mississippi State linebacker Leo Lewis, who told NCAA investigators that he received between $13,000 and $15,600 from an Ole Miss booster while the Rebels were recruiting him. That is in addition to the 11 they have already lost as part of their self-imposed penalties.

The NCAA Committee on Infractions has extended Ole Miss' postseason ban for another year, among other penalties dealing with the 21 allegations against the football program. Luke had the interim tag removed on Sunday when he was officially named head coach. The NCAA noted that former head coach Hugh Freeze "acknowledged that upon coming to MS, he was surprised by the "craziness" of boosters trying to insert themselves into his program". The show-cause is directly related to the NCAA investigation into recruiting violations. Ole Miss - which previously had agreed to self-impose a one-year postseason ban, for this season - now likely will miss the 2018 postseason as well.

The stiffest penalty was for former staff member David Saunders, who received an eight-year show cause for helping arrange fraudulent ACT scores. The resignation came after the university found records of phone calls from Freeze to an escort service on his school-issued cell phone. That resulted in a second Notice of Allegations that dealt with recruiting violations that were unrelated to Tunsil but discovered due to the Tunsil incident extending the inquiry. Lewis even testified in front of the NCAA committee on infractions.

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