I linked to this rather breathless allegation a couple of weeks ago:
“Ole Miss, per multiple sources, possesses a recording, and has given the SEC a copy, of Lewis’ mother asking Ole Miss for money and detailing incentives she received from other programs, including Mississippi State,” McCready reported.
Oh, hells yeah! Pass the popcorn, bitchez!
A tape does exist, a well-connected source with knowledge of the case told AL.com, but the NCAA was aware of it before issuing Ole Miss an updated Notice of Allegations last week, and the tape isn’t any type of smoking gun…
The source who spoke to AL.com directly refuted the two key points in that report. The source said Lewis’ mother on that tape doesn’t ask Ole Miss for money and doesn’t mention other schools.
I see. Other than that, though, it’s perfect, right?
Meanwhile, it looks like Ole Hugh’s got some more fish to fry.
Ole Miss signee Tae-Kion Reed was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with burglary, according to Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department Detective Capt. Ryan Rickert.
Rickert said Reed attempted to burglarize a home and remains in Lowndes County Jail as of Wednesday morning. The investigation of the crime is ongoing.
Reed, 19, attends New Hope and is a three-star defensive tackle prospect, according to 247 Sports’ composite rankings.
“We are gathering facts on the matter,” an Ole Miss spokesman said.
Lucky for them, Ole Miss has lots of experience with fact gathering. Heckuvan offseason you’re having there, Rebels.