NCAA Sacks Ole Miss Football Team Over Violations
Rebels banned from playing in postseason again next season, lose scholarships.
The Ole Miss football team has been blitzed with penalties from the NCAA committee on infractions — including a ban from the playoffs again next season — sources told ESPN. Friday’s punitive ruling, which includes scholarship deductions, comes on top of the preemptive steps the university took after reports emerged accusing school boosters of doling out payments to prize recruits, including Mississippi State linebacker Leo Lewis. Rebels coach Hugh Freeze, who already resigned for off-field issues in July, was hit with a two-game suspension for “failing to monitor his staff.”
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