Ole Miss football fans have waited patiently for the wheels of the NCAA investigation to finally grind to a halt and allow the Ole Miss program to move forward.
So the Ole Miss football program has been under the scrutiny of the NCAA for almost 5 years and it may finally be winding down to and end. As reported by Antonio Morales of the Clarion-Ledger, sources close to the Ole Miss/NCAA investigation are saying the COI ruling will be made public Friday.
By now I’m sure you are aware of all the rumors from self-imposed sanctions being accepted to the proverbial hammer. Of course, the truth is most of the damage has already been done. The impact of the relentless witch hunt by racially motivated investigators has already taken is toll and it may get even worse.
A source close to me has said “it may not be as bad as we think.” If that’s the case then expect a significant backlash from other SEC schools who have pointed the finger at Ole Miss thru the entirety of the investigation, mainly Miss State. If we were to build a timeline of the whole investigation we’d see they have played a significant part in the whole NCAA fiasco.
The Depth Of The Issue
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Of course, there is a lot of debate about this case. However, there is one thing which even Steve Robertson and Pat Forde can’t deny, this has been a very complicated case from the get-go.
What’s made it even worse now are the implications created by Miss State players Leo Lewis and Kobe Jones. I believe they were encouraged to fabricate lies against a high-profile booster of Ole Miss by former MSU staff.
We already know Leo Lewis was offered and received inducements from multiple schools. It’s stated within the official response to the second NOA by former DL coach Chris Kiffin.
As we know already, Kiffin was accused of wrong doing for allowing a recruit to sleep on his couch. Maybe it would have been better had he put the high school player out in the cold? Maybe he would have signed with State College? Who knows?
Everything Points Back To Lewis
We all know Leo Lewis has played a huge part in this case. How reliable is a player from a rival school who claims he received inducements from Ole Miss? That is THE question. If I were an NCAA official I’d certainly want to investigate the claims that Lewis received inducements from multiple schools which included LSU and Alabama. Of course, the NCAA and their staff do what they want and follow the finger-pointing of a known violator.
This is totally hypothetical of course, but what if they investigated Miss State player Leo Lewis? Even Lewis’s own mother claims he was offered 80k dollars by Miss State? Cam Newton was even offered more by MOOU….Lewis must not really be that good after all. Lewis obviously got the better end of the deal. Soliciting and being paid by multiple schools for his talent and then 1 tackle against Ole Miss in the 2017 Egg Bowl? He obviously isn’t worth what MSU paid him or what anybody actually offered.
So here we are. The University of Mississippi is under the watchful eye of the NCAA and facing a multitude of sanctions. But who is really guilty here? I’d say the NCAA should investigate further. However, they’ll try to close the case here. Nobody wants to acknowledge the fact there is deceit which furrows deeper than just Ole Miss. Nobody wants to acknowledge the fact that SEC king Greg Sankey’s own daughter is an alumnus of Miss State. Oh what a tangled web the Mutts have woven and we want to see how far the NCAA Charlotte reaches within her own web! Hotty Toddy!