Hugh Freeze

Among the several violations from Hugh Freeze’s tenure at Ole Miss that the NCAA has investigated, one was sending football recruits to strip clubs in Memphis during recruiting visits, when programs can’t take prospects more than 30 miles off campus. Although the investigations weren’t enough for Freeze to lose his job, he left the program after reports revealed he made a phone call to a female escort service.

Freeze should get in touch with Italian FA president Carlo Tavecchio, who wants to put strip clubs in new soccer stadiums.

Although Freeze clearly took no shame in indulging in such pleasures, he banned his players from visiting one strip club in Starkville, Mississippi, where SEC rival Mississippi State is located. Now the owner of that club is staking his revenge with a Hugh Freeze-themed night, calling the former Ole Miss coach a “hypocrite.”

From USA Today:

“Hugh Freeze was a piece of work to me because he banned his players from coming to my clubs,” (club owner Jerry) Westlund said. “He banned them from going to strip clubs. I’m like, I’m sorry at 18 years old you can serve your country. We can give you a gun and send you to a Godforsaken place like Afghanistan, but Hugh Freeze decided they weren’t mature enough to come to a strip club so as the ultimate hypocrite, it’s only appropriate we’d have the Hugh Freeze tribute party.”

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“He was willing to go out there and attack people who come to my club,” Westlund said. “If you want to call an escort service, knock yourself out. You could have come to my club and gotten a lap dance and made a friend just as quick.”

While Westlund wants to get even with Freeze, he made clear Ole Miss fans are always welcome at his strip club.

[USA Today]

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