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Houston Nutt files lawsuit against Mississippi after school pinned NCAA case on him

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Ole Miss has received its second, or amended, Notice of Allegations and it presents a Lack of Institutional Control charge against the school as well as alleged violations that boosters paid a recruit.
Hugh Kellenberger

Former Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt filed a federal lawsuit against his former employer Wednesday, alleging key figures including current football coach Hugh Freeze and athletics director Ross Bjork violated the school’s 2011 severance agreement with him by pushing a false public narrative that the bulk of its ongoing NCAA infractions case involved violations that occurred under Nutt’s watch.

Freeze is scheduled to speak Thursday at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala.

Ole Miss is expected to appear in front of the NCAA’s committee on infractions later this year. The school has been accused of 21 violations tied to its football program, a number of which Ole Miss has already acknowledged occurred. The school instituted a self-imposed bowl ban for the 2016 season but is fighting the most serious charges of lack of…

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