An investigation by the NCAA is not what Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze wanted making headlines with SEC Media Days set for Hoover, Alabama next week.
He was hoping to just talk about his Rebels football team and their goals for the 2015 season...now this.
Ole Miss offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil was arrested last week and charged with domestic violence after punching his stepfather, Lindsey Miller. According to Tunsil he punched Miller in defense of his mom.
Since that incident, Miller has accused Tunsil of allegedly associating with sports agents and is bringing up allegations of recruiting violations.
Ole Miss issued this statement today:
"The University of Mississippi Department of Athletics is aware of the allegations made by Laremy Tunsil's stepfather regarding potential NCAA violations involving Laremy. As we do with any allegation, we initiated an internal investigation last week and have offered the NCAA our full cooperation.We take obligations to the NCAA and SEC very seriously, and we will continue to educate, monitor and enforce all applicable rules. Any reports are speculation until the process is complete."
If Tunsil is found guilty of accepting benefits from sports agents, he could be declared ineligible...but the investigation is just getting underway.
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