What Ole Miss said in response to NCAA after receiving bowl ban, sanctions

Ole Miss was hit with huge penalties for a number of major recruiting violations on Friday morning as a result of a lengthy investigation.

While the Rebels concede some of the issues found in the committee on infractions report, they will appeal the lack of institutional control charge as well as the 2018 postseason bowl ban, chancellor Jeffery Vitter and athletic director Ross Bjork announced at a press conference Friday afternoon.

Ole Miss has already served a self-imposed bowl ban for the 2017 season.

Here’s the full press conference, courtesy of Facebook Live:

“We believe that today’s decision by the committee is an excessive application of the penalty structure,” Bjork said. 

The additional bowl ban will allow rising seniors to transfer without losing a year of eligibility. Bjork said the athletic department is not sure if the appeal will delay the athlete’s ability to transfer in a timely manner.

“We could have lived with the consequences, but the bowl ban was unacceptable,” Vitter said.

Here’s everything else that was said at the press conference:

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