The names of most of the boosters listed in the Notice of Allegations vs. Ole Miss are now public.
The school released the names of 12 of the 14 boosters listed in the notices on Friday to comply with a Mississippi Ethics Commission order. The names had previously been redacted from the public notices, causing some guessing to take place as to who the boosters were.
Since the previous release of the NOAs, the store had filed a suit vs. two Mississippi State players because of the statements they gave to the NCAA. Rebel Rags is alleged to have given Leo Lewis and Kobe Jones nearly $3,000 in apparel in a deal brokered by Ole Miss staff members.
You’ll note the players signed with the Rebels’ in-state rival.
Cannon Motors was identified as the car dealership in the Notice of Allegations that allegedly was involved in nearly $7,500 of impermissible loans and car use.
The NCAA case against Ole Miss indirectly led to the resignation of coach Hugh Freeze last week. Freeze resigned after a lawyer for former Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt found a phone number tied to an escort service while looking up Freeze’s phone records.
Nutt sued Freeze and Ole Miss for defamation, alleging a conspiracy to defame him by pinning the NCAA violations alleged against the program against him. As you probably know by now, many of the football violations the school allegedly committed happened during Freeze’s tenure.
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