Former Viera Hawk Standout Misled About Ole Miss Scandal, Releases Text Messages as Proof
By Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports // February 2, 2018
Tre Nixon Transferred to UCF in early January
ABOVE VIDEO: Former Viera High School’s WR Tre Nixon talks Ole Miss with Space Coast Daily’s Alan Zlotorzynski . In the December 2015 interview Nixon discusses why he selected Ole Miss, 25 Months later, Nixon is a member of the “National Champion” UCF Knights. (Zach Clark, SpaceCoastDaily Video)
(CBS SPORTS) – Former Viera Hawk wide receiver and the 2015 Space Coast Daily and Friday Night Locker Room Player of the Year, Tre Nixon, as well as five of his Ole Miss teammates are seeking immediate transfer waivers and have assembled what is being portrayed as previously unknown smartphone and electronic interactions showing they were allegedly misled as to the extent of potential NCAA violations and punishments for the Rebels in statements made by former coach Hugh Freeze, CBS Sports has learned.
The documents will go into packages the players will submit seeking an appeal for immediate eligibility at their new schools. Without that waiver, they would have to adhere to NCAA rules that require transferring athletes to sit one year in academic residence.
In a series of texts that will be forwarded as part of these materials, there is evidence that shows players and their parents believed Freeze as he allegedly minimized the scope of the NCAA investigation concluded last year.
The players are essentially contending, because they were allegedly misled about the broader scope of the Ole Miss investigation, they should be eligible right away at their new schools.
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