The truth shall set you, Freeze.

This is from TMZ, so take it with a grain of salt, I guess (at least until it’s picked up elsewhere), but it’s both unsurprising and amusing.

Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze says he does NOT want to testify in the Laremy Tunsil domestic violence civil case … citing concerns that his testimony might be used in an NCAA investigation…

The stepdad now wants to depose Laremy’s college football coach Hugh Freeze — believing he has information that will help prove his story.

But Freeze doesn’t want that to happen — and has filed court docs to block the deposition — in part because “at this time, the NCAA is considering allegations against the University and its football program, including allegations related to [Tunsil].”

He does not expand on the allegations.

Freeze says he’s concerned that any information from the deposition could be accessed by NCAA investigators and possibly used against him … and he doesn’t believe that’s fair.

If the judge DOES force Freeze to testify, he at least wants the transcripts sealed to prevent the NCAA from getting their hands on it.

This is not a good look for you, man.

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UPDATE:  You can toss that grain of salt now.

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UPDATE #2:  More here.

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40 responses to “The truth shall set you, Freeze.

  1. Freeze-Out

    I don’t want to testify in this murder case your honor as my wife will find out I’m a serial adulterer. It’s the ole Gary Condit argument come to the NCAA.

  2. hassan

    I would think that an actual, real legal proceeding would trump any concerns one party may have over non-legal violations in another organization.

    To mirror Freeze-Out’s comment above…..I would say it’s like requesting that your testimony in a legal proceeding be sealed because it might expose to your homeowners’ association that your privacy fence is too high. I would hope the judge would say tough sh*t.

  3. TimberRidgeDawg

    If God has a sense of humor, then that judge is a Miss St. grad…

    Hugh will be wishing he was in Australia eating vegemite with Harbaugh before this is over.

  4. Wow, McGarity would be telling Kirby to tell the lawyers everything and then would send the deposition to the NCAA as proof that we broke the rules.

  5. sectionzalum

    THAT may be my favorite post pun, evah. fear Attila the Pun!

  6. Go Dawgs!

    Oh man. It’s finally happening, y’all. Get me my popcorn!

    • Exactly–I love it. I hope this becomes a giant train wreck. Seems like Tunsil’s willing to roll over on Ole Miss anyhow. If buddy spills the beans on the stand about benefits–would it even matter to the NCAA if Freeze is forced to testify or what he says?

      • MLB2

        Obviously, Ole Miss wants to be Bama on the field but won’t do what Bama does off the field.

  7. Athens Dog

    Smoke = Fire It’s coming

    • Tatum

      I agree but Auburn has been smoldering for years. I don’t have much confidence in a hammer dropping.

  8. ClydeBoogie

    Didn’t he say if anyone has incriminating info on his program to spit it out. He wasn’t including himself lol.

  9. DawgPhan

    I wouldnt hold my breath waiting on Ole Miss to get hammered.

    It seems like the bar for nailing one of these schools is so extremely high now that no one is likely to get penalized outside of the georgia way…of you know…telling on yourself and providing the documentation to support it.

  10. ASEF

    You really missed your career calling as headline and title writer

  11. Big Shock

    I am guessing that Ole Miss (or an Ole Miss booster) just pays the stepfather to make it all go away. They’ve already written plenty of checks to this family…what’s one more?

  12. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    I have never heard of being able to duck a deposition because it was … uncomfortable. Even when you jave criminal charges pending you usually have to invoke the 5th as it is appropriate, and in the civil case (as opposed to the criminal case) the trier of fact is allowed to draw an inference from the invocation of the 5th.

  13. Dog in Fla

    Hugh and his gunner prepare to fight them in the trenches from Memphis to Itta Bena

    Later, in what is regarded as the greatest heroic act by a SEC Head Coach out of the arena since Phil Fulmer avoided service of process in Birmingham, Hugh and counsel stand by for a hearing on the motion for protective order.

  14. Hogbody Spradlin

    So the information from the deposition may hurt Ole Miss in the NCAA investigation? Well?

  15. merk

    As Dave chapel said, “I plead the 5th.”

  16. Russ

    Freaking hilarious! I love watching that snake oil salesman squirm.

    Unfortunately, even if he has to incriminate himself in a deposition, I have zero faith that the NCAA will do something about it.

  17. My spouse, a retired attorney, read all this and stated, “whaaa, it is not fair, you people are out to get me, cry, cry”. Then stated “good luck in front of a judge, asshole.”

    • Jared S.

      Yeah. As someone else pointed out, I don’t know that many judges would be impressed by Freeze asking to be allowed to dodge a deposition in a REAL court room so that he can avoid being investigated by a “fake” NCAA court?

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