Houston Nutt: ‘My intention was not to bring Hugh Freeze down’

Houston Nutt’s defamation lawsuit against Ole Miss was what ultimately brought down Hugh Freeze, but Nutt says that wasn’t his goal in going after his former employer.

“I didn’t have one notice of allegations but there was a lot of blame, so my intention was not to bring Ole Miss down, my intention was not to bring Hugh Freeze down,” Nutt told the Knoxville Quarterback Club on Monday, according to the Clarion-Ledger. “That wasn’t my intention. My lawyer found things, but my intention was that I wanted my name clear. Because that’s all I have. I’m sitting on the sideline, working for CBS, I get to watch football the greatest game there is.”

Freeze resigned this offseason after phone records showed a pattern of calls to a Tampa-based escort service from a university phone. The phone records surfaced as a result of Nutt’s lawsuit against Ole Miss.

Nutt filed for defamation against Ole Miss after he claimed the university ran a recent  smear campaign against him. Nutt hasn’t coached Ole Miss since 2011.

Interim head coach Matt Luke has led the Rebels to a 2-2 record through four games in 2017.

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