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Ole Miss football will get infractions ruling on Friday, per report

Ole Miss football will get infractions ruling on Friday, per report

The NCAA noted that former head coach Hugh Freeze "acknowledged that upon coming to MS, he was surprised by the "craziness" of boosters trying to insert themselves into his program".

Sources tell RebelGrove.com that the NCAA would possibly be lenient with waiver requests involving Ole Miss non-seniors.

They will have an addition one year bowl ban, in addition to the self-imposed one they are now serving, meaning no bowl games until 2019. Instead he was given a 2-game conference suspension for the 2018 season if he's hired before November 30, 2018.

A penalty of $5,000 plus 1 percent of average football budget for three years, which was calculated at $179,797 (self-imposed by university).

Patterson started the first seven games of the season for the Rebels, passing for 2,259 yards with 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions.

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New Rebels coach Matt Luke, who had been an assistant on Freeze's staff, was not named in the NCAA report and thus did not get a show-cause penalty. Former assistant David Saunders' show-cause runs for eight years. He must not participate in any recruiting activities during this time.

The sanctions also included the "vacation of all regular-season and postseason wins in which ineligible student-athletes competed".

The Ole Miss Spirit reported that Patterson, the No. 1-ranked quarterback in the 2016, recruiting class has completed what is called a "permission to contact" form which opens the door for schools to contact Patterson or Patterson to contact them. He testified before the NCAA infractions committee and is now playing for Mississippi State.

The NCAA on Friday announced that Ole Miss will serve a second postseason bowl ban and suffer more scholarship reductions as part of the penalties handed down by the NCAA committee on infractions following a five-year investigation into the program.

"While we continue to review the full report, we will vigorously appeal the 2018 postseason ban".