Ole Miss' Palmer eligible for Cotton Bowl

December, 15, 2008
12/15/08
8:57
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Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low

Ole Miss linebacker Ashee Palmer will be eligible to play in the Cotton Bowl after Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt initially feared that Palmer might be an academic casualty.

But on Monday, Nutt said the final grades were in and that Palmer would be eligible. Palmer sat out the weekend practices. He was fourth on Ole Miss' team this season with 48 tackles.

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