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Ole Miss booster strikes back with defamation lawsuit

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June

The ongoing Ole Miss NCAA case just got more interesting, thanks to a lawsuit recently filed by an Oxford clothing store, Rebel Rags.

Sports Illustrated has a good summary of the suit: The NCAA case includes allegations that two players at rival Mississippi State and a family member of former Rebel Laremy Tunsil received $2,800 in merchandise from the store. The store says that's false, so it's suing for defamation.

The potential for harm is there, if the accusations are indeed false. I don't think many Ole Miss fans will buy their shirts and hats from a store that could help bring sanctions to their beloved football program.

Regardless, a Rebels booster is striking back in his own way at the never-ending saga in Oxford.

Check out SI's full analysis here.

[Last modified: Monday, June 12, 2017 10:10am]

    

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