Report: NCAA expands investigation of Ole Miss football program

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Report: NCAA expands investigation into Ole Miss football
Thursday August 25th, 2016

NCAA investigators have expanded their probe into the Ole Miss football program, and have interviewed recruits who were also recruited by two or more rival Southeastern Conference schools, reports Yahoo! Sports' Pat Forde.

According to the report, the NCAA visited Auburn and Mississippi State and possibly one more SEC West school this summer to speak with players who were recruited by Ole Miss.

Those recruited players were granted immunity from potential NCAA punishment if they were truthful in their interviews.

Ole Miss released a response to the NCAA's notice of allegations issued in January, in which the school was investigated on accusations of academic and recruiting misconduct involving the women's basketball program, the football team and track and field program.

The school self-imposed penalties to the football program, which included three years of probation and 11 fewer scholarships over the next four years.

The original investigation focused on former offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil after allegations surfaced of impermissible benefits received by his stepfather. Tunsil was later drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft.

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