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An In-depth Interview with Attorney Tom Mars (truncated)
Winning Cures everything ^ | Monday, December 11, 2017, 3:43 PM | Gary Segars

Posted on 12/12/2017 5:21:12 AM PST by MuttTheHoople

Several players from Ole Miss made a trip to Michigan to visit with Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverine football program this past weekend.

After the events of the last few weeks – Matt Luke hired as coach, the NCAA sanctions handed down, players stating that they wanted to transfer, etc – I wanted to dig into what all is happening. As I was putting information together for this story, it was announced that Lee Tyner is resigning from his post.

On December 7th, I read an article by Brad Logan at Gridiron now, titled “Ole Miss Must Defend Itself – Aggressively – Against this Latest Wave of Attacks.”

In his story, there was an interesting section that grabbed my attention:

“Ole Miss has lifted its restrictions on current players’ ability to transfer and to what schools. But, frankly, retaining counsel simply in order to transfer reeks of ulterior motives. Per Ole Miss, a player must request permission to speak to other schools. It requires only limited paperwork, and why the players are seeking said counsel is a story in and of itself.”

The social media reaction of the Rebels fan base, about some of their players deciding to transfer, has been interesting, to say the least.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Mississippi; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: corruption; crooks; olemiss; probation
This is an excerpt of perhaps one of the worst college football scandals of the past 50 years. Ole Miss, the school of Trent Lott, Thad Cochran, and Shepard Smith, has been shown to lie to its players throughout the recruiting process, and then also trying to keep them from transferring without penalty.

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1 posted on 12/12/2017 5:21:12 AM PST by MuttTheHoople
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excerpt (this is Tom Mars talking): For the benefit of Mr. Logan or anyone else who wonders why these players’ parents hired a lawyer so early in the process, perhaps this more complete and accurate explanation of what transpired this week will help them understand why these parents asked for my help so early in the process. But if anyone needs further proof of why that was a wise decision, I should mention that, in separate incidents, two of the players I represent went to pick up their scholarship checks on Friday and were told by a university financial aid employee that Matt Ball (the AD’s compliance director) had asked her to have them sign a form before they picked up their checks.

The players looked at the form and realized they were being asked to forfeit their scholarship. To their credit, and only because their parents had hired a lawyer, the players told the financial aid person that they had a lawyer and weren’t signing anything without the lawyer’s prior approval.

2 posted on 12/12/2017 5:24:24 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Yes, Liberals, I question your patriotism)
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