Tom Mars, the Friday Firm lawyer representing former Arkansas and Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt in Nutt’s lawsuit against Ole Miss, sent along a statement last night on a settlement offer he has presented Ole Miss on behalf of Nutt. Mars did not provide the details of the agreement.
Nutt sued Ole Miss earlier this month, alleging defamation of character related to an NCAA investigation into the university. Nutt said Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze, who succeeded Nutt, and other school officials had tried to pin recruiting violations on Nutt. Mars later pointed Ole Miss to phone records, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, that suggested Freeze had called an escort service. Freeze initially said it was a misdial, but Ole Miss officials said they found a pattern and Freeze was forced to resign.
Here’s Mars’ statement:
The settlement proposal we presented to Ole Miss earlier today is focused on the apology Houston Nutt has consistently asked for and fully deserves. After all, there’s no longer any doubt about what happened here.
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