The Ole Miss staff could tell you what’s in the e-mails. But then they’d have to kill you.

Remember when Hugh Freeze put his manhood on display and challenged the world to send any complaints about Ole Miss recruiting to the school’s compliance staff?  Well, he got more than eighty takers in response.

The school has sorted through all the deliveries and – guess what? – found that there’s no there there.  One slight catch, though.  In response to a public records request, the compliance department refused to release all the e-mails in question.

The university declined to release the remaining 31 emails after the public records request by The Clarion-Ledger, citing four different reasons: The NCAA requires institutions to keep information confidential while the matters are being examined; those who sent the emails have a “reasonable expectation of privacy”; some or all of the emails are protected under applicable Mississippi tort law protecting privacy and prohibiting public disclosure of private facts; some of the emails were protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which protects the privacy of student education records.

The university noted that disclosing certain emails could have a “chilling effect on future sources of information, thus frustrating our compliance and enforcement efforts.” A university spokesman didn’t respond to a request for further comment on the emails.

I guess we’ll just have to trust them on that.

Tyner said if the university discovers any violations that were “originally disclosed in one of those emails,” it will self-report to the NCAA or Southeastern Conference.

O.J. is still looking for Nicole’s killer, too.

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15 responses to “The Ole Miss staff could tell you what’s in the e-mails. But then they’d have to kill you.

  1. Joe Schmoe

    If they are trying to protect sources, why can’t they just redact the senders name and email address? Smells like bs.

  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    Ugh. Kaka del Toro.

  3. Dog in Fla

    The university noted that disclosing certain emails could have a “chilling effect on future sources of information, thus frustrating our compliance and enforcement efforts.”

    Which of course was the intended effect of a Hugh Freeze coming to Oxford

    http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/7646/freezef.jpg

  4. Lorenzo Dawgriguez

    I smell the Kiffin effect

  5. The other Doug

    Doesn’t Miss State have a law school?

  6. Ron

    Good thing we didn’t step in it!

  7. Dawg in Beaumont

    I think this can work out well for us. Think about it, Ole Miss gets a strong recruiting class, those players do well for the next 4 years (while we most likely don’t face them), then once the heat gets ratcheted up Freeze leaves town (Like Chip Kelley, Pete Carroll, etc.) and once we rotate on they are back to square one.

    Sure it’s a dumb theory, but I could see Spurrier setting that up for his next schedule crying rant.

  8. This is why a coach should just keep his mouth shut on these things.

  9. Dawg19

    Sounds kinda like…

    “If I find out I’ve been cheating on my wife, I’ll let her know…”

  10. Mayor of Dawgtown

    One of the emails that wasn’t released and was determined by Ole Miss to have no merit was the one from the guy who saw Freeze handing out bags full of paper, but that’s not proof since nobody saw that it was money–it could have been Monopoly money, after all.

  11. Nothing to $ee here. Tho$e boy$ ju$t work hard going after recruit$.

  12. Lrgk9

    I guess that includes the “Unsupported” SEC complaint of Undue Inducements filed by the University of Georgia.

    Here is the smoke from a Mississippi fire “…it landed one of the nation’s top-ranked recruiting classes, headlined by Robert Nkemdiche, the nation’s top-ranked prospect, Laremy Tunsil, the nation’s top-ranked offensive lineman, and Laquon Treadwell, the nation’s top-ranked wide receiver.”