July 26, 2017

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) A charity founded by former Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze is taking a break from fundraising and will reconsider its future after the coach resigned amid what the school called a ''pattern of personal misconduct.''

The Freeze Foundation's stated mission is to ''express God's love by improving the quality of life for orphans and needy children.''

Executive director Alice Blackmon tells USA Today that the charity will honor its financial pledges. She says it has paused its fundraising efforts and will reassess its future at the end of the year. USA Today reports that tax forms show the charity donated a total of $125,000 to two Christian organizations in 2015, its first full year.

Freeze resigned from Ole Miss last week after it was revealed that his school-issued cellphone dialed an escort service in 2016.

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