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Ole Miss, football coach Lane Kiffin file motion to dismiss $40M lawsuit

Attorneys for Ole Miss and football coach Lane Kiffin filed a motion Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit a player filed against them in September, according to court documents.

Ole Miss defensive tackle DeSanto Rollins, who said he was kicked off the team for missing practices and meetings during a "mental health crisis," is suing the university and Kiffin for failure to provide equal protection, racial and sexual discrimination, and multiple other allegations, according to the lawsuit.

In a written brief in support of Kiffin, his attorneys argued that Kiffin and Ole Miss "are immune" from some of Rollins' claims and that "his remaining allegations fail to state a claim upon which relief can be granted.