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Report: Hugh Freeze Called Escorts On Ole Miss Recruiting Trips For Years

Photo: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images
Photo: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

The Wall Street Journal has a scoop today, which seems to really be trying its hardest not to explicitly spell out its main implication: that former Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze made not just one, but many phone calls to escorts during his time at the school, usually around the times when he’d go on recruiting trips.

From the report, in which Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork attempts to delicately describe an escort service without using any descriptive words:

Although school officials had previously declined to characterize the alleged misconduct, Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork said in response to questions from the Journal about Freeze’s travel that the university’s investigation uncovered “calls of a similar nature” over the course of several years, often matching up with travel logs showing the coach’s use of the school plane. The school said it examined his travel logs from peak recruiting times—often November, December and January—when Freeze would travel out of state, using the school plane and other public resources.

“When we say pattern, we are describing other phone numbers that when you Google them pull up similar type websites, services, however you would describe them,” Bjork said. “We took action swiftly.”


Freeze resigned in July after what school officials discovered what they called a pattern of “moral turpitude.”


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