Report: Lawyer shoots down collusion accusation involving Dan Mullen, Kobe Jones in Rebel Rags case

The lawyer for Mississippi State defensive lineman Kobe Jones reportedly shot down claims that the player and Bulldogs coach Dan Mullen “colluded” before Jones met with NCAA investigators regarding Ole Miss.

The Clarion-Ledger’s Will Sammon gained a statement Monday from Chris Shapley, Jones’ lawyer, in which Shapley said, “There was no collusion between Dan Mullen and Kobe Jones.” As reported by Sammon, the notion that Jones “conspired” with Mullen and other Mississippi State officials is a major point in the complaint for the Rebel Rags lawsuit. On Sunday night, a report from RebelGrove.com’s Neal McCready surfaced that featured “alleged conversations” to bolster that claim.

“There was no collusion between Dan Mullen and Kobe Jones,” Shapley said in part of the statement to Sammon. “[Kobe] was interviewed by the NCAA, he was accompanied by his father and did not have a lawyer present. The only thing he promised to do and the only thing he did was answer the questions as accurately as he could.”

The lawsuit brought forth by Rebels Rags alleges that Jones, Mississippi State linebacker Leo Lewis and Lindsey Miller, Laremy Tunsil’s stepfather, conspired against Ole Miss. On Sept. 25, a hearing for motions in the case will take place.

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