Report: Ole Miss tried to implicate Mississippi State in football scandal
Mississippi Rebels helmet before the game between the Memphis Tigers and the Mississippi Rebels at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

The Ole Miss football program is in serious trouble with the NCAA, but a report indicates that during the investigation into potential violations, they tried to take a rival program down with them.

Neal McCready of details how, when turning over evidence to NCAA investigators, Ole Miss included a recording of a recruit’s mother requesting money from Ole Miss and listing things she got from other programs, one of which was Mississippi State.

Lewis, a highly-touted 2015 recruit, did ultimately sign with Mississippi State.

Ole Miss is facing major consequences regarding a lack of institutional control, including mounting evidence that they provided illegal benefits to players. It doesn’t appear that their efforts to drag their in-state rival down with them have proven successful.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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