Ole Miss’ Cornerback Suspended For 6 Games in the 2013 SeasonBy Staff Reporter, UniversityHerald Reporter
University of Mississippi's cornerback, Carols Davis, has been suspended for six games of the 2013 season by the NCAA for playing in six games last season while being academically ineligible.
Davis, a 5-foot-9, 163-pound non-scholarship player, made seven tackles and returned four kickoffs.
The University of Mississippi, also popularly referred as Ole Miss, self-reported the violation in April after the NCAA notified them. The name of the player was not revealed by the university. It was released by a person under the condition of anonymity, familiar with the decision, to the Associated Press.
Associated Press obtained the documents through a public records request that shows the player's name has been blackened out. The player was originally cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center last summer, but was disqualified after the ACT cancelled his scores.
The documents further states that the ACT informed Davis' mother in August that two of his test scores were under evaluation, but the family did not notify Ole Miss.
Last July, the NCAA Eligibility Center permitted Davis to attend Ole Miss as he met the minimum admission standards to attend the university. Later when he met with the NCAA enforcement staff regarding his test scores, he stated that he earned the scores without any malpractice.
Davis is reportedly to have shown dramatic improvements in several categories -- including 12 points in English, 10 points in reading and 12 points in science -- between his September 2011 and June 2012 tests.