Houston Nutt, who coached the Ole Miss football team from 2008-11, filed a lawsuit against the school Wednesday for violating its separation agreement with him, just a day before current Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze takes the podium at SEC media day.
In the suit, Nutt reportedly alleges that Freeze and Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork pushed a false narrative that many of the school’s numerous NCAA violations occurred during Nutt’s tenure.
The Ole Miss football program is currently serving a one-year, self-imposed bowl ban after an NCAA investigation found 21 allegations of violations.
According to USA Today’s Dan Wolken, the school has already acknowledged a number of these violations occurred, but plans to dispute the charges of a lack of institutional control and Freeze’s failure to monitor.
In his time at Ole Miss, Nutt led the Rebels to a 24-26 record, and was fired after a disappointing 2-10 season in 2011.
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