Ole Miss football used ineligible player during 2012 season - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Ole Miss football used ineligible player during 2012 season

Posted: Updated:

Ole Miss football reportedly used an ineligible player in six games last season, including wins over Arkansas, Mississippi State and Pittsburgh.

It's believed that sophomore cornerback Carlos Davis will be suspended for six games next season but the football program will not face further penalties.

Ole Miss self reported the violation in April.

Documents show that an unnamed player, who was initially cleared by the NCAA Eligiblity Center, was later ruled ineligible after the ACT canceled his scores.

The Jackson Clarion-Ledger first reported the story and says the description of the unnamed player in documents matches Davis. He played primarily on special teams last season and recorded seven tackles and returned four kickoffs.