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Houston Nutt seeking ‘reasonable compensation’, apology from Ole Miss

Former Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt first sought an apology from Rebels’ officials back in March, according to the Clarion Ledger, but Ole Miss leadership declined. The rest is history.

Nutt, who is suing the university for what he claims was a mis-information campaign in early 2016, now wants more than just an apology, which he still hasn’t received. He is also seeking “reasonable compensation” from his former employer.

How is Nutt defining “reasonable” in this case?

“It’s difficult to answer that question without knowing when that might happen, if ever, and what other significant evidence we’ll develop in the meantime,” attorney Thomas Mars told the Clarion Ledger. “Just in the past few weeks, for instance, we unexpectedly uncovered some very relevant and helpful evidence that we weren’t even looking for at the time.”

Without a word of sorrow uttered or a dollar paid, this case has already taken a huge toll on the Ole Miss athletic department. Former head coach Hugh Freeze resigned on July 20 after phone records indicated he called a Tampa-based escort service on a university-issued cell phone. The phone records were made public as part of this case.

“…This case has no merit, and there is no reason to apologize. Further, it is clear Mr. Nutt’s suit seeks far more than an apology,” said Alice Clark, vice chancellor of university relations at Ole Miss.

Ole Miss opens its season on Sept. 2 against South Alabama