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Report: NCAA expands Ole Miss investigation

Former Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil appeared to twice ask an Ole Miss staffer for money on his social media accounts.
Former Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil appeared to twice ask an Ole Miss staffer for money on his social media accounts. Associated Press

Yahoo! Sports reported Thursday morning that the NCAA enforcement staff interviewed players from Mississippi State and Auburn University during the summer to discuss their recruitment by Ole Miss.

According to the report, the players interviewed were granted immunity from NCAA sanctions in exchange for accurate accounts of their recruitment.

The NCAA continues to investigate the Rebels’ football program.

The NCAA completed a previous investigation of Ole Miss when the school received its Notice of Allegations on Jan. 22. The school responded to the Notice of Allegations on April 21, leading to a hearing before the Committee on Infractions over the summer.

But the NCAA reopened its investigation following Laremy Tunsil’s comments at the NFL Draft in April after the junior offensive tackle was selected 13th overall by the Miami Dolphins. Screenshots of alleged text messages between Tunsil and assistant athletic director of football operations John Miller showed him requesting money twice were released on his Instagram account.

Ole Miss asked for a delay in its hearing in front of the Committee on Infractions because of the alleged text messages and Tunsil’s comments.

James Jones: 228-896-2320, @_jkjones

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