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Ole Miss will self impose 2017 Postseason Ban

Oxford Eagle/Bruce Newman, www.oxfordeagle.com

The NCAA has finished its investigation of the Ole Miss football program and the school received 9 new notice of allegations from the NCAA regarding the missteps brought to the forefront after Laremy Tunsil’s incident on this past NFL Draft night.

Ole Miss will self-impose a one-year postseason ban in response to the new notice of allegations and will forfeit $7.8 million in bowl revenue for 2017.

AD Ross Bjork announced the ban to the team on Wednesday and “as you might imagine, this is difficult new to share with our young men and coaches.”

Ole Miss Head Coach, Hugh Freeze said, “This team has overcome many things and we will use this to make us stronger.”

The original notice of allegations contained 13 violations; the new one has 21, including one allegation from the previous notice of allegations that “has been expanded,” said Ole Miss AD, Ross Bjork.

The NCAA can accept Ole Miss’ self-impose penalties or impose more.  Ole Miss has 90 days to issue a response; the NCAA has 60 days for a rebuttal and then after that the infractions committee hearing is scheduled.  The committee has 6 weeks to render its final verdict.

Read more and watch the video message about the Ole Miss NCAA 2016 Notice of Allegations

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