After three years, the NCAA’s investigation into the Ole Miss athletic department has been completed, athletics director Ross Bjork told The Clarion Ledger Wednesday.
Bjork also ended any speculation that a “second letter” with more violations was impending.
Ole Miss received a Notice of Allegations, which was reported by Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports on Jan. 29, that cited about 30 allegations from the Rebels football, women’s basketball and track and field programs.
Despite early reports that a minimal number of the allegations were football related, 13 of the 28 allegations stemmed from the football program, including nine from coach Hugh Freeze’s tenure, David Brandt of the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Of those 13 football-related violations, four are related to Freeze’s staff and were self-reported, five are from the Laremy Tunsil situation and four involve David Saunders, who was a former assistant coach during the Houston Nutt era, according to ESPN. Tunsil missed the first seven games of the 2015 season for Ole Miss, and Saunders was given an eight-year show-cause in a recent investigation at Louisiana-Lafayette.
Bjork also told The Clarion Ledger that Ole Miss was not charged with lack of institutional control and that Freeze was not named by the NCAA in the Notice of Allegations.
Ole Miss has 90 days from the time it received the notice to respond to the allegations.