Saturday, June 24, 2017

The scapegoat responds

Former Ole Miss Assistant Athletic Director Barney Farrar vigorously defended himself against allegations that he was the mastermind responsible for recruiting violations in the football program.  JJ obtained a copy of his response through a public records request and posted it below. 

The staff has alleged that Farrar, a former football staffer for the University of Mississippi(“Ole Miss”), arranged impermissible recruiting inducements to be provided to then prospective football student-athletes, xxxx and xxxx, by representatives of the institution’s athletic interests (“RIAI”). The staff’s investigation and resulting allegations against Farrar rely almost exclusively on the statements xxxx of and xxxx, both of whom now play football for xxxx and xxxx each have the motivation to be untruthful, and have shown to be unreliable witnesses whose respective statements cannot sustain the allegations leveled against  Farrar.

Before the panel can pass judgment on Farrar, it must first know who he is. Farrar has coached and been a staff member of NCAA-affiliated universities and their respective football programs for more than three decades. During those many years of service, he has never had a single accusation of improper conduct leveled against him by anyone. In fact, the NCAA’s original NOA against Ole Miss that preceded the present NOA made no allegations against Farrar. Farrar only became a target of the staff’s investigation after xxxx and xxxx were inserted into this matter, granted immunity, and force-fed a narrative rife with inconsistencies and outright untruths, designed to fit an agenda.

Despite the inconsistencies in xxxx and xxxx testimony and despite the lack of corroborating evidence the staff through its NOA embraces and accepts xxxx and xxxx testimony as true. However, when all of the “evidence” is considered as a whole, the staff’s investigation actually shows that the purported violations allegedly committed by RIAIs did not result from anything that Farrar either did or did not do. Rather, if the RIAIs did commit violations of the NCAA’s rules, they did so without any involvement from Farrar and without Farrar’s knowledge.

Other than xxxx claim that he received $2,000 worth of Ole Miss gear from xxxx, which has been summarily debunked by xxxx legal counsel, xxxx, the enforcement staff’s entire case against Farrar is built on the inconsistent, uncorroborated, and outright untruthful testimony of xxxx. The staff ignored the obvious failings of xxxx suspect testimony and proceeded with charges against Farrar, for reasons known only to them. The staff cherry-picked the narrative which best fit its story. The staff molded xxxx testimony to fit a storyline that involved Farrar.

The   response to each allegation is included in the documents posted below.


Anonymous said...

Why doesn't he belly up and call Freeze out for the asshole that he is? All he has done is attack the credibility of one or two young black boys. How manly is that?

Anonymous said...

Look to your left -- no, no, to your right. Over there. Whatever happened, nobody did. The other folks are lying (consistent with the RIAI anyway), I (we) have no interest in lying, but they do because they are at institution XXX.

Hell, what do you expect them to say? I only passed the gift cards on, I didn't know what was in those envelopes? Just like those congratulatory handshakes they used to get when they came off the field - but that's no longer a problem since they aren't winning anymore.

Kaptchu This MF! said...

These gott damm captchu exercises are beyond idiotic. Go through six damned street-sign ordeals and get them all correct and still more.

Does the blog admin get some kind of thrill when people simply give up and fuckin' move on?

Anonymous said...

How about 23 damned street sign tests all of which were answered correctly? Or 18 'car' tests, all of which were answered right the first time? And he wants donations to support this madness?

Anonymous said...

Hard hitting news here releasing Farrar's response a week after it was publicly released by numerous other outlets.

Anonymous said...

Dogs and rebs can agree on one thing. Recapcha sucks. Are bots really that much of a problem?

Kingfish said...

I have no control over recaptcha. That is all Google. Yes, those bots are a problem. They would flood the site if left alone.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to go ahead and post to beat the MSU hypocrites to the punch. Yes, you buy players, just like everyone else.

Cash, cars, booster involved, coach involved/fired, under Dan Mullen:

The only difference is that Mullen doesn't proclaim to be Christian so I guess that gives him a quasi-moral high ground- "I only broke NCAA rules - not the Ten Commandments, too."

Anonymous said...

Does the blog admin get some kind of thrill when people simply give up and fuckin' move on?

Sure wish you had, and still will, move on. Sharing the life of misery you lead with everyone here is so tiresome.

Anonymous said...

Man up and stop posting anonymously, and you will not have a problem with recaptcha

Anonymous said...

9:34, thanks for continuing to post this instance. Problem is, it doesn't prove your point. Yes, there was a coach fired - but not AFTER the NCAA entered the picture with a NOA. Yes there was a booster involved with a $6k payment, who was disassociated by the university. The other allegations you make aren't proven by your cite, nor by any NCAA action.

Thing is, it was one case, one recruit. Not dozens, over multiple years -- and the most stupid part, continuing while the NCAA guys were in town investigating other violations.

Anonymous said...

attn 7:14 and 7:21 Sober up and try it again before you are drunk on Sunday !!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, everyone drives 5-10 mph over the speed limit. Not everyone drives 150 mph over the speed limit though. To everyone who says State cheats too please read the preceding sentence and tell me it isn't true.

Kingfish said...

I know that these responses appeared on other sites. However, most of them just batched them all together and frankly, most readers are not going to read five or six different responses in one sitting, especially when they are all 20-90 pages each. So I'm posting them one at a time. Also, they were indeed available at the Clarion-Ledger- behind a pay wall.

Anonymous said...

Why was a public records request necessary for this? This was released three weeks ago.

Anonymous said...

Your LSU is showing.

Anonymous said...

Not possible for me to care less about this
I'd rather talk about anything else

Meaningless Crap For 200 said...

3:33 - Consider yourself lucky that the KF cheerleading section didn't demand that you get your own blog.

Anonymous said...

8:21, just honestly wondering why you would frequent or even take the time out to comment? If your not a cheerleader, are you a troll?
I got through with one test, select the pic(s) with slippers. 1,2,3...easy. Complainers.


A Recovering Ole Miss Grad said...

KF, I would best leave Ole Miss alone. It has been a corrupt and flawed institution since it sent off those students to die in the War of Northern Aggression. I think were under the impression of it being an internship for class credit. As messed up as Jackson City Hall is, I would say that Ole Miss is exponentially worse.

Anonymous said...

ahhhhh ,yes . the beautiful people of the SEC, all lathered up about their ultimate horror, NCAA sanctions. if they spent as much time working as they do worrying about their beloved college they would not up to their asses in debt.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:34 on June 24

Thanks for the link. There are some big differences.

1. Mullen immediately fired the coach involved. Freeze did not do so. Some are still employed today.
2. Mullen himself was not involved. Freeze is named in the NOA as personally committing violations.
3. MSU sucked it up and took the punishment. Instead of suing, whining, bitching, moaning.
4. MSU named the booster that caused the problem. Ole Miss has protected theirs.

Anonymous said...

10:52.....'You're'. Thanks for commenting. Troll.

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