A day after Yahoo reported that over 30 violations were listed in an NCAA letter sent to Ole Miss as part of it's long-running investigation, the school's athletic director dropped a second statement. Additional notes are at the bottom.
Outside counsel for the University of Mississippi received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA - another step in a more than three-year process. Included in the notice are alleged violations of NCAA bylaws in women's basketball in 2012; track and field in 2012-13 1; and in football, with many of the allegations dating back to the former football staff in 20102 and the withholding and reinstatement process around Laremy Tunsil in fall of 20153.
To be clear, the NCAA has only brought allegations, and as part of the NCAA process, the University and others have 90 days to issue a response. We've been transparent throughout this process, and it is important to note that most of the football allegations are based upon facts that have been publicly disclosed perviously in "self-reports" and reinstatement requests or have been reported publicly in connection with another NCAA case4.
Out of fairness to the individuals involved and the integrity of the NCAA process, we will not provide further details or comment until everyone has had an opportunity to review the allegations and respond. Once they do so, we will release the official notice and the university's response. In all three sports, I am confident in the leadership of our current head coaches and the manner in which they operate their programs.
- SB Nation's Steven Godfrey reports that only five of the 32 allegations pertain to football.
- Indeed, this has very little to do with Hugh Freeze.
- Tunsil was suspended seven games last season for impermissible benefits, all which has already been publicly presented.
- This is a reference to former Ole Miss assistant David Saunders, who was busted for recruiting violations while at Louisiana-Lafayette.