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Houston Nutt, Ole Miss reach settlement in lawsuit

Houston Nutt, Ole Miss reach settlement in lawsuit | ABC News | October 17, 2017
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October 17, 2017
Ole Miss officials and former Rebels coach Houston Nutt reached an undisclosed settlement Monday to dismiss Nutt's lawsuit against the school. Nutt, who coached the Rebels from 2008 to 2011, filed a lawsuit against Ole Miss, its athletics foundation and board of trustees in July, alleging that former coach Hugh Freeze, athletics director Ross Bjork and other athletics department officials violated a separation agreement with Nutt by making disparaging comments about him during off-the-record conversations with reporters. The lawsuit alleged that Freeze and others used off-the-record conversations with media to help create a "false narrative" that placed primary blame on Nutt for a five-year investigation of the school by the NCAA. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit in August, but Nutt's attorneys refiled the case in Lafayette County (Mississippi) Circuit Court last week. "The lawyers who represent the University and Coach Nutt have communicated during the past...

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