Ole Miss continues to fight the ruling handed down by the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions in December.
On Wednesday, the school released its written appeal as it tries to argue its case that a 2018 postseason ban, limitations on unofficial visits, the committee’s decision regarding a Lack of Institutional Control charge and the allegation that Rebel Rags provided merchandise to recruits and family members without charge should be reconsidered.
Ole Miss’ written appeal was sent on Feb. 5, per a report from The Clarion-Ledger’s Antonio Morales. According to Morales’ story, the Committee on Infractions has 30 days from that point to file a response. From there, the school has two weeks to submit a rebuttal.
“This Committee should vacate and reverse the penalties and factual findings,” part of the appeal read, “because the COI abused its discretion, departed from precedent, committed procedural errors, and reached factual conclusions inconsistent with the evidence.”
On Dec. 1, the NCAA released its long-anticipated ruling in the Ole Miss case. The list of penalties included a three-year probation, a postseason ban for the 2018 season after a self-imposed 2017 postseason ban, vacation of all regular-season and postseason victories in which ineligible players competed and scholarship reductions through 2018-19.
Former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze also received a two-conference-game suspension for the 2018 season should any NCAA school hire him between Dec. 1, 2017, and Nov. 30, 2018.
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