US District Court Judge Dismisses Nutt Lawsuit Against Ole Miss


Nutt initially filed the lawsuit against Ole Miss in July alleging that coach Hugh Freeze, athletic director Ross Bjork and other members of the school's athletic department had violated a separation agreement between Nutt and the school.

Houston Nutt's lawsuit against Ole Miss was dismissed Wednesday by a federal court, but the dispute might not be over.

"In response to the instance motion, the plaintiff concedes that the defendants" argument is meritorious and asserts "it is agreed that this court lacks subject matter jurisdiction'".

As first reported by Antonio Morales of the Clarion-Ledger, the order to dismiss says the federal courts do not have jurisdiction in the case. This lawsuit could still be refiled at the state level, but it's unclear if that will happen.

Nutt's attorneys reportedly presented a potential settlement to the school last week that would have required Ole Miss to publicly apologize to the coach and spend $500,000 to fund a state integrity for college sports commission.

Meanwhile, Ole Miss acknowledged on Wednesday that it is scheduled to appear before the NCAA Committee on Infractions at a hearing on September 11 in Covington, Kentucky. The school said it found a "pattern of personal misconduct" that started with the discovery of the one-minute call.