Houston Nutt’s attorney isn’t messing around when it comes to going after Ole Miss.
In a piece reported by Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde on Monday, Arkansas-based lawyer Thomas Mars said he’s going after the school aggressively on behalf of the former Rebels coach for a simple reason.
“We’re in federal court,” Mars told Forde. “This isn’t junior high school.”
It’s easy to see that.
Of course, Mars’ pursuit of Ole Miss on behalf of Nutt has resulted in many things. Mars leaked a bombshell phone call that former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze made to a number tied with an escort service, a move that led to Freeze’s resignation last Thursday.
In the piece, Mars told Forde that he wants for Nutt a public apology from Ole Miss, “public acknowledgement that the school (specifically Freeze and athletic director Ross Bjork) misled the public by portraying a 2016 NCAA Notice of Allegations as primarily a Nutt problem and not a Freeze problem” and compensatory cash for damages. So far, the school has refused to agree to those requests.
Mars told Forde that he’s working 15-hour days, seven days a week. Mars added that he’s prepared to keep up that schedule until December if required.
After recent events, who’s doubting Mars now? And that should scare Ole Miss.