Now that Hugh Freeze has resigned at Ole Miss, the public opinion of the situation is quickly pouring out. The lawyer for Houston Nutt had some jarring criticism for those involved, as he released a statement to AP reporter Ralph D. Russo.
As you might expect, Houston Nutt's lawyer had some things to say about the events at Ole Miss tonight and Hugh Freeze. pic.twitter.com/QmBcq8AMsP
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) July 21, 2017
The lawyer is strident in his opinion that Hugh Freeze would still have his job if Nutt ‘would have been treated appropriately and fairly consistent with the severance agreement that all of them signed.’
He added that ‘the public persona of Hugh Freeze is not the true Hugh Freeze.’
Freeze resigned Thursday night for having communication with an escort service using his Ole Miss-issued phone.
Nutt recently alleged Hugh Freeze contacted journalists ‘off the record’ with false narrative regarding NCAA violations. Nutt filed a lawsuit against the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation.
Nutt went 24-26 (10-22 SEC) from 2008-2011 as Ole Miss’ head coach. He was granted a $4.35 million lump sum payment in Jan. 2013 as part of the buyout for his contract.
The latest NOA against Ole Miss contains 21 allegations against the football program as Freeze was charged with violating his responsibility legislation, and the university was charged with lack of institutional control.
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