Adrian Wiggins terminated at Ole Miss

October 22, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Ole Miss Athletic Director Ross Bjork announced at a press conference Monday that women's basketball coach Adrian Wiggins has been terminated with cause, effective immediately.

Bjork said the university has no findings that Wiggins was directly involved in any infractions. "The tough part in all of this is Adrian Wiggins is a good man," Bjork said.

Bjork also indicated the school will continue to pay Wiggins through March 31st, 2013, which comes to around $250,000.

Wiggins was placed on administrative leave Saturday, and two of his assistants were fired as the school investigates allegations of impermissible recruiting contacts and academic misconduct committed by members of Wiggins' staff.

Assistant coach Kenya Landers and director of basketball operations Michael Landers were terminated. Wiggins, who was hired March 26th from Fresno State, hired the Landers couple shortly after he joined Ole Miss.

Two junior college transfers, Kay Caples from Trinity Valley Community College, and Brandy Broome from Pensacola State College, were ruled ineligible by the NCAA, which is also investigating the violations.

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