Ole Miss Commit Laquon Treadwell Creates Controversy With Photo of $100 Bills


January 4, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Team Nitro wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (4) runs with the ball during the first half at the Under Armour All-America high school Game at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Ole Miss Rebels five-star recruit Laquon Treadwell is one of the highly touted members of Hugh Freeze’s impressive 2013 recruiting class. Freeze has been able to land a handful of five-star recruits, despite not having the national contender status of many of the SEC’s top teams and now people are beginning to wonder how they have had such success in their recruiting department, especially after Treadwell posted a series of photos.

[RELATED: Laquon Treadwell commits to Ole Miss]

Treadwell posted some photos that included being surrounded by lovely women and holding $100 bills during his recruiting trip at Ole Miss. Of course, questions of recruiting violations.

The five-star receiver immediately deleted the photos, but it was too late. Here is the image:

Posting a picture of money does not violate any rules and it does not mean that Treadwell was involved in any recruiting violations, but it was certainly a bone-headed move and something that he should have thought about before posting it for the world to see.

Hopefully for the Rebels, the coaching staff will be able to talk some sense in to Treadwell and prevent anything like this from happening again.

It is okay to be a kid and have fun, especially in college, but when you raise suspicion about your university things can get sticky.

What do you think of the photo Treadwell posted? Was it just a bone-headed, immature mistake or is it something that should raise some red flags about the recent success of Ole Miss recruiting?

Tags: Football Laquon Treadwell Ole Miss Rebels

  • The Ghost of Col. Reb

    His mom gave him the money and he was just trying to impress the girls. His mom has already provided the information where she withdrew the money from her bank account for him to have to spend while on his visit. This is the media blowing something out of proportion that they know is not a violation. That’s the reason this writer isn’t going as far as saying it was a violation because he knows a law suite who be next. Old news dude!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonboy345 Jon Phillip Martin

      Way to go, Mom!
      Encouraging your son to impress the cleat chasers before he even graduates High School. Classy this one will be.

      For those of you who are ignorant of the cleat chaser terminology.
      http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cleat%20chaser

      • The Ghost of Col. Reb

        So you didn’t like girl when you were in HS? Must have been a real nerd. The kid is 17, he’s enjoying all the attention. Anyone that says different is just jealous.

        • http://www.facebook.com/jonboy345 Jon Phillip Martin

          Oh no, I liked the ladies alright.
          But around here, we’re raised knowing that if all she cares about is money she isn’t worth her weight in dog shit.
          It’s called class, sir.

          • http://www.facebook.com/groveygirl Kacy Sample

            So all the girls in Oxford… every single one who wanted a picture with the newest Big Man on Campus was out for his money? You must have been raised around whores. We do not breed that type of lady in Oxford.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jonboy345 Jon Phillip Martin

            Whores are everywhere, here and in Oxford.
            I was taught how to spot and avoid them.
            Probably not as a rising freshman, I doubt many knew who he was based off recognition alone.
            Once he’s on campus full time, becomes more popular, the cleat chasers will be throwing themselves at him.

            Kacy – Yeah, give him a couple hundred bucks. Any more is just obnoxious and piss poor parenting.

          • http://www.facebook.com/groveygirl Kacy Sample

            There was a huge celebration in Oxford for recruiting weekend. Everyone did, in fact, know the recruits on sight alone. Everyone wanted their picture made with them. Everyone wanted to show them an amazing time… like all colleges. And he litterally had a couple hundred bucks in that picture. Or $400 at the most. He’s a kid and wanted to take. A cool picture. The coaches talked to him about it. He took it down. End of story.

          • http://www.facebook.com/umrebelfan69 Darryle Clark

            Nobody said he wanted to marry them….Who cares how respectable they are when you are 17-18?

      • http://www.facebook.com/groveygirl Kacy Sample

        So he was supposed to travel hundreds of miles from home with no money? How was that going to work, exactly?

    • http://twitter.com/clemtigermatt Matt Tiger

      Well then congrats you have an idiot heading to Ole Miss

  • John Doe

    Ole Miss is probably paying him, no doubt. #1 WR overall and #19 in the top 150! He had offers from Alabama, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and many more……. He is from Illinois and he selected 7-6 Ole Miss? Let the money flow!

    • http://www.facebook.com/groveygirl Kacy Sample

      Have you ever been to Oxford? If not, kindly refrain from speaking of which you do not know.

      • http://www.facebook.com/collin.ferguson2 Collin Ferguson

        speak the truth! not to mention one of his HS teammates signed with ole miss last year , and wanted to re-unite with his best friend. Get your facts straight.

      • http://www.facebook.com/thor.odenson.5 Thor Odenson

        I went to a camp there in 2002. The stadium is tiny, the campus is pretty but there is nothing around it. Personally I wouldnt pick such a small school with no rich history of winning when im the #1 wr in the nation.

      • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.black.71619 Ryan Black

        Yes the Grove is kool and a fun place to tailgate, but other than that it kinda sucks with not much to do. Also it is in the state of Mississippi. Nuff said!

    • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.black.71619 Ryan Black

      Ole Miss is going to get the #1 overall recruit in the nation out of Georgia over Bama and an FSU recruit just de-committed and is expected to sign with Ole miss too. Many more examples like this for the Rebels with this recruiting cycle. Something is FISHY! Their bagman better be careful!

  • http://www.facebook.com/groveygirl Kacy Sample

    I DARE you to find a non- lovely woman in Oxford. It’s not his fault that all the girls on campus are gorgeous. Everyone wanted to have their pictures made with the recruits. It was RECRUITING WEEKEND!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonboy345 Jon Phillip Martin

      Ugly women are everywhere. Some you have to hold a conversation with to find the trash, others scream ugly walking down the street.

      • http://www.facebook.com/groveygirl Kacy Sample

        No girls in Oxford are ugly. They always look perfect. Even those who were not blessed with obvious good looks, take care of themselves and do the best with what they have. They all look at the very least, adorable.

  • Johnesmith77

    I’m sure he will contribute academically to the school…

    • http://www.facebook.com/groveygirl Kacy Sample

      And that is the point of a football player? You are so wise. But he will bring money to our University and a good, credible name through his character and hard work. He will excel academically because we will teach him. That is not all we look for in our students. We want well rounded individuals who will accomplish great things! What a hateful comment for you to make. Is that all people are worth to you? If they are not intelligent, they hold no worth? Shame on you.

      • Johnesmith77

        “Character”.. yeah, showing off money on the internet is a sign of great humility and wisdom.
        You’ve got to be kidding me.. He is attending a university! The point of going to college is to learn, not play football. Most football players have to have standards lowered for them just so they can get into the school. If he wants to play football then he should not go to college and go that route on his own. Instead, the government (aka us, the taxpayers) pay for him to go to a school that most smart people have to pay for.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-Savik/100000116053749 James Savik

    It takes tons of cash to get any player to go to Ole Misery.

    Their cheating is an open secret.

  • Kev

    I can’t believe someone wanting to play football would actually go to Ole Miss.

    • http://www.facebook.com/groveygirl Kacy Sample

      I agree. Eli Manning, Michael Oher, Patrick Willis… all idiots.

      • Boom

        Patrick Willis didnt want to go to Ole Miss, he wanted to go to Tennessee. Tennessee didnt want him (big mistake obviously). Eli Manning went because of Cutcliffe, OC that coached Peyton while at Tennessee. And Oher, he was adobted by rich white ole miss alums when he was already a breakout high school player, so that he would go to ole miss. Funny enough Oher wanted to go to Tennessee before the adoption.

  • The Ghost of Col. Reb

    Jon Phillip Martin is a corn dog maker from LSwho who can’t stand the fact that corn dogs aren’t selling too well these days. LSU has become irrelivant in the SEC. So much so, that many sports writers are saying they should leave the SEC. I personally hope they stay so we can beat the shit out of the corn dog kings for the next 5 years or so. The mad hatter will leave or be fired after next season. Maybe a class act like Jon Phillip can save the program. You know your classy when you attack a girl on a message board because you know in person she’d kick your ass. Run along now, your Momma’s calling. Purple shirts and yellow britches, at yall some tacky sons a bitches! GO TO HELL LSU.

    • http://www.facebook.com/rudy.lurding Rudy Lurding

      Ghost you are an idiot. LSU irrelivent? Let me tell you it takes more than ONE good recruiting class to change a program, and as irrelivent as LSU is they still recruited a top five calss this year, with a huge class comeing in 2014. They were maybe two plays away from being in the championship game, and Ole Piss was 7-6. Get REAL! As far as the suggestion that LSU should leave the SEC , because many writers beleive that the SEC administrators give Bama a much easier schedule, and the writers feel that if LSU played elsewhere they would be on equal footing as Bama’s consistenly favored schedule.

      • http://www.facebook.com/umrebelfan69 Darryle Clark

        Hell, we came very close to beating LSUx this year without a top 10 recruiting class. Freeze is getting it done and it is making the bigs nervous. I wont say LSUx is irrelevant, but I will say Ole Miss is getting there.

        • http://twitter.com/clemtigermatt Matt Tiger

          Gotta love them moral victories, losers love them moral victories. Dude you suck and always will. Now get back to last place in the west where you belong. 7-6 LOL

        • http://twitter.com/clemtigermatt Matt Tiger

          Bama and LSU live in the top 10 dude, so us getting nervous is laughable. Also hoe any brothers you got for #1 recruits? Cause if not for that he’d have no use for Ole Miss. He’d be at Clemson is not for us Mom or brother

    • http://twitter.com/clemtigermatt Matt Tiger

      LSU has become irrelevant? They were in the NC last year and were 10-3 this year? Man you really are a complete moron and the day Ole Miss beats LSU… 7-6 is great year at Ole Miss lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/jonboy345 Jon Phillip Martin

      LAWL. Fuck LSU?
      Not an LSU fan.
      If you’re going to insult me, please do it correctly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gregoliciouss Gregory James Wegmann

    Kids post pictures like this all the time. It’s really not that big of a deal.

  • Down Low Bro.

    Something is definitely going on at Ole Miss, there is no logical reason top recruits would go to Ole Miss, unless they are adopting some of the Bama recruiting methods.

  • http://twitter.com/clemtigermatt Matt Tiger

    Bet the Black kids love carrying that rebel flag

  • wrestlefan01

    so this guy is choosig ole miss over those other teams?? then you have RN who also dropped clemson and will end up at ole miss.i can see if he dropped clemson to go to bama and what not.but to drop clemson a team that is just a ball hair from being a top tier team for ole miss something isnt right with this.ole miss hasnt had a .500 record in coference play in god knows when yet suddenly they are raking in top recruits?