A friend and mentor to Hugh Freeze reportedly has expressed the former Ole Miss coach has shown “remorse” after events that led to Freeze’s resignation last Thursday.
As reported by Gridiron Now’s Brad Logan, Michael Catt, the senior pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga., said Freeze “has shared his remorse with me.” Freeze met Catt six years ago, and the two have shared a close relationship since then, per Logan.
“For the fans, Hugh knows he’s a flawed man and appreciates their thoughts during this time,” Catt told Logan.
As part of the article, Logan published a message reportedly from Freeze that was sent to Catt. In it, Freeze reportedly wrote, “I am truly heartbroken over the hurt all this has caused the Ole Miss family.”
On Wednesday, Freeze made his first public comments to USA Today following his resignation. USA Today reported last week that Freeze made “at least one” call to a number tied with a female escort service.
Freeze’s tenure at Ole Miss ended with a 39-25 record in five seasons.
— Brad Logan (@BradLoganCOTE) July 27, 2017