You realize this means war.

Sure, why not.

Attorneys representing Ole Miss and its former coaches and administrators who have been accused of violating NCAA rules have asked that two Mississippi State football players be required to attend the Rebels’ infractions hearing later this summer, multiple sources familiar with the case told ESPN.

NCAA officials have told lawyers representing Ole Miss that Bulldogs players Leo Lewis and Kobe Jones might be asked to appear at the infractions hearing to answer questions from committee members. It’s unclear whether the players have received a notice to appear at the hearing, which will probably take place sometime in late August or early September.

The NCAA previously denied Ole Miss lawyers’ requests to interview Jones and Lewis about allegations they made during the NCAA’s investigation of the Rebels. In fact, Lewis’ attorneys stopped the second of three interviews with NCAA investigators after Ole Miss’ lawyers attempted to cross-examine him. Ole Miss wasn’t allowed to have an attorney at his third interview.

Jones and Lewis were provided partial immunity by NCAA investigators before they were interviewed.

The details of what are involved with the NCAA’s partial immunity are murky, so it’s unclear what questions Lewis and Jones would be allowed to answer.  Even trickier is how those answers might affect the Rebel Rags suit against them.

I’m beginning to think that when this is all said and done, you’d be crazy to allow yourself to be recruited by both Ole Miss and Mississippi State.  Unless it was purely for entertainment value, that is.

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12 responses to “You realize this means war.

  1. merk

    Ole Miss is already covered in crap, they are simply just going to smear a little on Miss St as they go down.

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  2. Jared S.

    I was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. Surrounded by rebels and cowbell ringers. All I can say is I thank God my father is from Athens.

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  3. W Cobb Dawg

    First question asked when someone enters the state is gonna be similar to “You be Hatfield or you be Coy?”

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  4. Borodawg

    If this keeps on we will need two more schools to add to the SEC.

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  5. Bright Idea

    How inept will the NCAA end up looking as all of this unravels over the next decade?

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  6. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    “The details of what are involved with the NCAA’s partial immunity are murky…”

    Isn’t everything involved with the NCAA murky, at best? At least the kids at Faber college knew what was going to happen.

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  7. Southernlawyer11

    Ahhhh, the two upstarts who share a sparsely populated state lobbing nukes at each other. Alabama and Auburn call this “amateur hour.”

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  8. Hogbody Spradlin

    Bugs is always worth a smile:

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  9. Macallanlover

    I wasn’t all that interested in the fight until today when it seems one of our scheduled opponents will have the MSU team distracted from football. It won’t just be those two players with their attention away from football. I am all in in for depositions, travel away from Starkville, and group discussions long into the night. I will make a vote for this to spread deeper into the faux Bulldogs locker room, otherwise I don’t care all that much about it. Ole Miss admin and program deserve it for being both stupid and dirty.

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  10. 69Dawg

    I read on here the other day that Auburn and Bama have détente because of mutually assured destruction. Ole Piss and MSU need to get some foreign relation experts to see if they can bring peace to the Old South.

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    • Dog in Fla

      The Old South has always been at war with peace

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      • Macallanlover

        Never been more true than today. Some things are worth fighting for and walking away wouldn’t let us sleep. Glad we are made like that, the white flag folks have gotten away with way too much. Some may disagree. Can we put amicable divorce on the table? Didn’t think so, let’s get it on.

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