Lawyer: ‘Silence is deafening’ from Ole Miss after Houston Nutt settlement offer

Ole Miss received a settlement offer from former coach Houston Nutt’s legal team on Friday. The terms of the offer — that Nutt wants no money for himself — were reported on Monday. But nothing had come from the school as of Tuesday morning.

USA Today’s Dan Wolken reported on Tuesday that Thomas Mars, Nutt’s attorney, said Ole Miss’ “silence has been deafening” since the settlement offer was sent to the university prior to the weekend.

Nutt filed a lawsuit against Ole Miss during the ongoing saga that has come with the investigation into the university for shady recruiting tactics. There have been allegations from Nutt that former Rebels coach Hugh Freeze had attempted to defame his character, as well as Freeze’s resignation that came after research into his phone logs showed contact with an escort service.

Nutt wants an apology from the university, but it is uncertain when, or if, it will be responding to Nutt and his legal team.