Desanto Rollins’ lawsuit against Lane Kiffin, Ole Miss has been dismissed
OXFORD, Miss. — The lawsuit filed by Ole Miss defensive lineman Desanto Rollins has been dismissed, according to court documents obtained by The Rebel Walk.
The dismissal was filed Wednesday by Judge Michael P. Mills of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.
The initial lawsuit was filed by Rollins on September 14, 2023. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana native said in his court filing that Lane Kiffin kicked him off the team in March, 2023 and had verbally belittled him about Rollins’ mental health issues.
Rollins was suing Kiffin for $40 million, $10 million in compensatory damages from Kiffin and Ole Miss and then $30 million in punitive damages from Kiffin.
Kiffin and his legal representatives had filed a motion on November 9, 2023 to dismiss the suit. Shortly after Kiffin’s filing, Rollins’ attorney filed an opposing memorandum that, in it, alleged Desanto had not been allowed to take part in any team activities since his meeting with Kiffin in March, 2023.
At that meeting, Rollins recorded Kiffin and then the player later released portions of the audio.
Rollins, as of the time of this writing, is still listed on the Ole Miss football roster.
Evelyn has covered sports for over two decades, beginning her journalism career as a sports writer for a newspaper in Austin, Texas. She attended Texas A&M and majored in English. Evelyn’s love for Ole Miss began when her daughter Katie attended the university on a volleyball scholarship. Evelyn created the Rebel Walk in 2013 and has served as publisher and managing editor since its inception.