“(We’re not) satisfied with the structure of the Coalition or the communication that Malcolm has been having with the NFL on his own, speaking on behalf of protesting players,” Reid said.
Reid joined him, and both later decided to kneel out of respect for the armed services.The NCAA’s Committee On Infractions (COI), which orchestrated that meeting in Starkville, is the judge and jury.Lewis, currently a redshirt sophomore linebacker at Mississippi State, had received that grant of “limited immunity” by the COI at the request of the enforcement staff.Reid says he was asked if he would stop kneeling for the anthem in light of the NFL’s proposal, according to ESPN’s Jim Trotter and Jason Reid.Trotter and Reid also reported that there was no quid pro quo from the NFL expecting players to stand in the wake of the donations.so long as you provide complete, truthful, and accurate information,” Sheridan said.
If the NCAA is its own justice system for players and member institutions, Sheridan and members of the enforcement staff acts as the police and prosecuting attorney.
Every time Leo Lewis spoke to the NCAA, the conversation started the same way.
There was always a statement for the record, a reminder from college sports’ governing body that Lewis would be safe ... “Leo, do you understand that the limited immunity offer is contingent on you doing that, providing complete and truthful information?
In the NCAA’s investigation into Ole Miss, which began in 2012 — years before Lewis was old enough to play college ball — Lewis is the enforcement staff’s prize witness.
The Brookhaven, Miss., linebacker had a checkered recruitment by multiple SEC programs, including Ole Miss, the target of an investigation with allegations dating back six years from the first time Lewis sat across from the NCAA.
” NCAA investigator Mike Sheridan asked Lewis, reading from a prepared document. That first time, they were in a Hilton Garden Inn off the highway in Starkville, Miss., early on a humid Wednesday morning in August of 2016.