What a week the last two hours have been. Following news that Houston Nutt’s lawsuit against Ole Miss and the athletics foundation had been dismissed in U.S. district court in Mississippi, the university prudently dropped the added bombshell of its full case summary with the NCAA and its much-anticipated hearing with the Committee on Infractions. (You can read a full .PDF of the appearance letter here.)
That meeting will take place on Sept. 11, 2017 — a Monday — not five days before Ole Miss is set to grapple with Cal out in Berkeley for their obligatory out-of-conference Power 5 matchup of the season. Among the sundry allegations under discussion that day will be the dreaded failure to maintain institutional control, which has historically tanked anyone who falls victim to that particular bullet.
The Sept. 11 meeting in Covington, Ky. will hopefully move us all the more closer to a full and final conclusion to this four-year sordid affair, one that’s upended the private lives of players, their families, coaches, and boosters.
We’re updating this story as it develops.