Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork sends message to fans in wake of NCAA sanctions, players transferring

Published 1:51 pm Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Ole Miss Athletic Director Ross Bjork sent a message of reassurance to fans Wednesday regarding last week’s ruling from the NCAA Committee on Infractions and the question of whether several current players are planning to transfer.
Here’s the email in full:
Between the NCAA Committee on Infractions decision last week and some recent news regarding a handful of current players, Coach Luke and I know the Ole Miss family is anxious. We can assure you that we are being proactive with each player and their families, and we are communicating with them on a daily basis. Our focus is on their well-being while also making sure that we protect the present and future of our program. The Ole Miss Football program is bigger than one person, and we want our players to know that they can, and will be part of something special.
Furthermore, we will not allow outside influences to define who we are, and we will use every avenue available to hold those accountable who tamper with our student-athletes. Our great University has been through a lot over the past few years, and we are focused on building upon the strong foundation that is already in place. Because of this strong foundation, we know we can compete at the highest level, and we are working every day to earn the confidence and support of Rebel Nation.
Thank you for all of your support and GO Rebels!
Ross Bjork
Vice Chancellor – Intercollegiate Athletics

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