Many fans say these sanctions could have short and long-term impacts on the Ole Miss football program.
Almost every coach named in the Notice of Allegations received a show-cause as well. The show-cause tag means that any school that employs them, including Ole Miss, must report to the NCAA on a regular basis with a plan to make sure the coach is compliant with NCAA rules, and provide regular status updates.
Former head coach Hugh Freeze did not receive a show cause. The NCAA tagged him with a two-game conference suspension for failure to monitor his staff.
"We are deeply disappointed and angered by the additional penalty of the 2018 post season ban, it is simply not warranted", Athletic Director Ross Bjork.
Three years of probation from December 1, 2017, to November 30, 2020.
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A penalty of $5,000 plus 1 percent of average football budget for three years, which was calculated at $179,797 (self-imposed by university).
Hugh Freeze must serve a 2-game conference suspension for 2018 season should any school hire him between December 1, 2017, and November 30, 2018. No athletically related duties or contact with prospective student-athletes and their families. New head coach Matt Luke, who was an assistant on Freeze's staff, was not named in the investigation, and thus has no individual NCAA penalties. He must not participate in any recruiting activities during this time.
Scholarship reductions through 2018-19 (self-imposed).
Ole Miss has reportedly put some restrictions on where Patterson can go, prohibiting a move to any SEC program, or school that will be on Ole Miss' schedule for the next two seasons.
According to Steven Godfrey of SBNation, Lewis told NCAA investigators that he received $10,000 from the Calvin Green, the father of Lewis' Mississippi State teammate Farrod Green, just prior to 2015 Signing Day. The NCAA added an additional bowl ban for 2018, which Ole Miss will appeal.