The Ole Miss athletic department self-reported 13 violations from Jan. 1 to May 31 of this year, according to a report by the Clarion-Ledger. However, the interesting thing about the violations is the amount that stem from common cell phone problems such as pocket dialing and dropped calls.
Most people know the feeling of accidentally calling someone while their phone is in their pocket, but Ole Miss had three such calls result in violations, according to the article. One of those was by a football assistant coach, and the others were by a women’s basketball assistant and a track and field assistant.
Other interesting football-related violations include one from a dropped call and another from difficulties with the app the used to monitor calls that resulted in him calling a high school coaches son instead of the coach himself.
Ole Miss is currently under investigation by the NCAA for more serious violations related to the football program, including some surrounding impermissible benefits.