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Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze resigned on July 20.

Report: Hugh Freeze threatened to have reporter arrested for questions about Barney Farrar

Barney Farrar is a central figure in Ole Miss’ ongoing NCAA investigation. And if you wanted to ask Hugh Freeze anything about the former associate athletic director, you may not get much of an answer.

Freeze was asked for a comment about Farrar in a Washington Post story. Per Will Hobson, when a reporter asked Freeze about Farrar at his home last week, Freeze declined comment and threatened to have the reporter arrested. For the story on Farrar, Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork was also asked for comment and he declined to speak, as well.

Farrar was fired in December and in the response to the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations, Ole Miss said Farrar acted alone as a rule breaker.

“Farrar is an outlier at the university and does not represent the culture of ‘doing things the right way’ that has been curated by the university’s administrative and academics leadership as well as its football head coach,” Ole Miss said of Farrar.

Ole Miss’ infractions hearing date is set for Monday, Sept. 11. Freeze resigned from his position as  Ole Miss coach in July after it came to light that he had made calls to an escort service.

The Rebels begin their 2017 season under interim coach Matt Luke on Sept. 2 against South Alabama.

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