MISSISSIPPI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Turmoil at Ole Miss as Rebels hit hard with sanctions and allegations

The University of Mississippi and its fans were hoping for a great NFL draft where all of its former players would be taken high and no controversy would emerge. While some players were taken quickly in the draft, the Rebels couldn’t escape the draft without finding themselves in hot water. “The NCAA has alleged, and we agree, that serious violations have occurred,” the school...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ole Miss Responds to NCAA, Self-Imposes Penalties

Mississippi has self-imposed scholarship reductions in football because of NCAA violations. The university released its 154-page response Friday to the notice of allegations received in January regarding an investigation that dates back to 2012.
Via Sports On Earth
1 day ago

Rick Neuheisel: Laremy Tunsil situation will go away quietly for Ole Miss

During the 2016 NFL Draft, former Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil had a string of unfortunate social media mishaps before admitting to accepting payments from Ole Miss coaches. Everyone has been anxiously awaiting a response from the NCAA or Rebels, but so far there has been silence other than the report that an “investigation is underway.” But will the situation ever...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

After Syracuse dismissal, Qaadir Sheppard lands at Ole Miss

The Ole Miss Rebels lost star defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche to the NFL Draft and are looking for his replacement. They may have just received that in the form of former Syracuse defensive end Qaadir Sheppard. Sheppard was dismissed by the Orange after failing two drug tests during the 2015 season and was suspended for the last two games of the season and the first four of 2016...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Laremy Tunsil’s civil suit with his stepfather threatens to drag Ole Miss into further hot water

Laremy Tunsil may be long gone from Ole Miss, but his legacy is still causing problems for the school’s football program. If his turbulent draft day — during which he admitted to receiving impermissible benefits while in school — was not enough, his ongoing lawsuit with his stepfather threatens to drag the Ole Miss program even further into the mire. Head Coach Hugh Freeze...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ole Miss receives commitment from 4-star DE Bryan Jones

Hugh Freeze and the Ole Miss Rebels have picked up a major commitment along the defensive front. Four-star defensive end Bryan Jones, the 11th-ranked defensive end in the Class of 2017 from Madison Prep Academy in Baton Rouge, announced his decision to commit to Ole Miss. Jones made the announcement on social media. #2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣1️⃣ #HOTTYTODDY
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ole Miss coach was 'shocked' by Tunsil comments at NFL draft

Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze said he was surprised by former Rebels offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil's statement he accepted money from a coach while at the school and is trying to stay patient while the university continues its investigation. Freeze said Thursday on an SEC teleconference he is not involved in the ''fact-finding process'' and was ''shocked like everyone else'' when...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Hugh Freeze on Tunsil situation: 'I know nothing'

Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze commented Thursday morning on the Laremy Tunsil NFL Draft night fiasco and what it means for the Rebels.  Tunsil, the No. 13 overall pick by the Miami Dolphins, had a video of him smoking marijuana tweeted out from his account before the draft. Then his Instagram account was hacked, releasing screenshots of conversations between him and an Ole...
Via College Spun
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Laremy Tunsil admits taking money from Ole Miss staffers

The first round of the 2016 NFL Draft did not go very well for Ole Miss. Former OT Laremy Tunsil was taken 13th overall after his draft stock fell due to a controversial Twitter video. Oh, and now Tunsil has admitted that there was money exchanged between himself and the Ole Miss coaching staff. Really. Minutes after Tunsil was drafted, someone hacked his Instagram account and...
Via College Spun
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Mississippi's NCAA case receives 30-day extension

Mississippi has put its response to alleged NCAA rules violations on hold after a third-party was granted a 30-day extension in the case. Ole Miss said in a statement on Thursday that one of the ''other parties'' involved in the case, which involves the football, women's basketball and track and field programs, requested the extension. Ole Miss received the NCAA's Notice of Allegations...
Via Associated Press
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Mississippi high school coach calls out Ole Miss

People have found dispute with Ole Miss for a number of reasons but one Mississippi high school coach has particular beef with the college football program. St. Stanislaus football coach Bill Conides wasn’t shy about sharing his frustrations with the Mississippi football recruiting process. He was particularly disgruntled when none of his high school seniors were signed with the...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Ole Miss football player Speaks arrested, charged with DUI

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Mississippi defensive lineman Breeland Speaks was arrested early Friday morning and charged with driving under the influence. Lafayette County Sheriff's Department records show Speaks was arrested just after midnight and released at about 7 a.m. The 6-foot-3, 313-pound sophomore played in all 13 games last season, starting two, and made 31 tackles. He's expected...
Via Associated Press
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Nkemdiche 'unimpressive' during interviews with teams

Ole Miss defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche is one of the most physically gifted players in the 2016 NFL Draft class, but character issues have caused his stock to plummet. Is he doing himself any favors at the NFL Scouting Combine? Yes and no. Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole reports that Nkemdiche was “unimpressive” during interviews with NFL teams during the week. “He had...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Nkemdiche: I was drunk, not on drugs during hotel incident

Robert Nkemdiche admits he was under the influence of alcohol but says he was not using drugs before he injured himself in a fall at a hotel in December. On Friday, Nkemdiche told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine that he is embarrassed by the incident. #OleMiss DL Robert Nkemdiche on his off field issue: "I told the truth. It was a rash decision me, embarrassing for me ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Hugh Freeze lists amazing promises to Ole Miss players

Hugh Freeze shared four incredible promises he makes to his players a couple of days ago. These aren’t just your average “we’re going to improve every day” type statements, either. He presented them to a group over the weekend to show how to “capture the hearts and minds of your players,” shared by someone who was at the event: @CoachHughFreeze this is awesome...
Via Sportsnaut
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Mississippi's Saiz returns from eye injury

Sebastian Saiz's final stats from Mississippi's game against Florida on Tuesday weren't all that impressive: Four points and six rebounds in 26 minutes. But considering the circumstances - he was barely three weeks removed from eye surgery to repair a partially detached retina - Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy couldn't have been more impressed. ''I thought what Sebastian Saiz did...
Via Associated Press
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Ole Miss Football cited in 13 of 28 department violations by NCAA

Just days before National Signing Day, news came out that Ole Miss was being charged with 28 different rules violations by the NCAA. The Rebels’ women’s basketball and track and field programs are involved in the violations, but 13 of the 28 reported violations involved the football program, according to a report by The Associated Press. Mississippi’s football program was...
Via College Spun
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Ole Miss QB Maikhail Miller killed in car accident

Former Ole Miss quarterback Maikhail Miller was killed in a car wreck on Saturday, according to WMC Action News 5.  The accident occurred on Highway 78 near Holly Springs, Miss.  Miller was 23. Reminded how short life can be tonight. So sorry to hear of Maikhail Miller's death. Prayers to his family. What are we doing with our dash? — Hugh Freeze (@CoachHughFreeze) January...
Via College Spun
January 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: NCAA charging Ole Miss football with rules violations

The NCAA is formally charging Ole Miss’ football program with rules violations, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports.  Per the report, the Rebels have received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA that alleges “roughly” 30 violations across three sports – football, women’s basketball and track and field.  This is the result of an investigation that predates Hugh...
Via College Spun
January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ole Miss' Treadwell throws 45 yd pass in Sugar Bowl on trick play

Ole Miss has opened up their Sugar Bowl match-up against Oklahoma State in a big way. Laquon Treadwell has two TD catches and he set the second one up with this trick play where he threw a 45 yard completion! Trick Play! Treadwell to Wilkins #OleMiss #HottyToddy #sugarbowl https://t.co/c9bbdHs2JN — The Student Section (@TheStudentSect) January 2, 2016
Via The Student Section
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Nkemdiche was using synthetic weed before fall

Ole Miss star Robert Nkemdiche was using synthetic marijuana before he injured himself in a fall at a hotel last weekend, according to a new report. Clay Travis of Outkick the Coverage spoke to several sources who claimed Nkemdiche’s fall was the direct result of his decision to use synthetic cannabinoids, which has become increasingly popular among college athletes because it...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nkemdiche charged with marijuana possession

Ole Miss star Robert Nkemdiche was reportedly charged with possession of marijuana after his frightening fall out a hotel window in Atlanta Saturday night. Police told the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Monday that “approximately 7 rolled marijuana cigarettes” were found in a hotel room that was booked under Nkemdiche’s name at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta. Police reportedly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Ole Miss star hurt after fall from fourth-story window

Ole Miss defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche reportedly suffered multiple cuts after falling from a fourth-story window in Atlanta on Sunday. Details are scant, but Fox 5 Sports’s Cody Chaffins broke the news. BREAKING: ATL police confirm responding to Ole Miss star Robert Nkemdiche falling from a 4th flr window. Said to have multiple cuts. — Cody Chaffins (@Cody_Fox5) December...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ole Miss head coach does Auburn cheer following presser

Sometimes, things play out in the world of sports that end up with teams rooting for other teams or schools that they never thought was possible. Even with two conference losses, the Ole Miss Rebels are not out of the race for the SEC West title. If Auburn can pull the upset over Alabama earlier in the day and Ole Miss can do their job against Mississippi State, the Rebels will...
Via Gamedayr
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Fan says he was assaulted by police at LSU-Ole Miss game

A fan who attended Saturday’s LSU-Ole Miss game at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium appeared to be assaulted by police officers during the SEC matchup. Holly Barnes claims her husband, Chris, was assaulted and suffered a concussion and orbital wall and maxillary sinus fractures from the incident. A photo of a beaten-up Barnes has been making its way around social media. Ole Miss...
Via The Sports Daily
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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