The lawsuit goes on to cite four specific instances in which Ole Miss recruits or players were given the same information by Freeze. The most notable came when safety Deontay Anderson spoke with ESPN’s Gerry Hamilton for an Insider recruiting piece, telling Hamilton that he wasn’t concerned with the cloud of allegations, as they regarded “things that had happened in the past before [Freeze] got to Ole Miss.”

“It didn’t affect me,” Anderson said. “I talked to Coach Freeze about it. He said it was about things that had happened in the past before he got to Ole Miss. I knew he would be honest with me. When I first heard it, it didn’t shake me up,”


Freeze is scheduled to take his turn at the podium for SEC Media Days on Thursday, where he will have no off-record protection, should he actually still show up.