Ole Miss’s football program is reportedly responsible for nearly half of the school’s NCAA violations in a recent notice of allegations.
Ole Miss football is responsible for 13 of the 28 NCAA violations the school was recently accused of in a Notice of Allegations, reports the Associated Press.
Nine of the 13 football violations occurred during coach Hugh Freeze’s tenure, according to the report. The violations include some Level I infractions, which the NCAA considers most serious.
Women’s basketball and track and field are also mentioned in the allegations. Some of the football violations have already been self-reported by Ole Miss, according to the report.
Ole Miss was served with a Notice of Allegations for roughly 30 violations in late January. Then, it was believed football was not the focus of the investigation.
It’s possible Freeze’s recruiting practices have been included in the NCAA charges. In 2015, Ole Miss left tackle Laremy Tunsil missed seven games for accepting impermissible benefits. The Rebels’ 2016 recruiting class is ranked fifth by Scout.com.
Ole Miss has 90 days to respond to the NCAA allegations.