Scruggses ask that name be removed from Ole Miss building

Three days after he pleaded guilty to scheming to bribe a judge, Dickie Scruggs and his wife asked University of Mississippi Chancellor Robert Khayat to remove their names from the school’s music hall.

Scruggs, who earned a national reputation when he helped Mississippi win $4 billion from tobacco companies in 1998, faces up to five years in prison for his role in attempting to bribe Lafayette County Circuit Judge Henry Lackey.

“I received a letter from Mr. and Mrs. Scruggs Monday asking me to remove their names from the building,” Khayat said Tuesday afternoon. “We submitted a request to the (state) College Board.”

It’s unclear when the signage with the Scruggses’ names will be removed.
No one asked them to make the request, Khayat said.

“That tells your readers something about them,” Khayat said. “There are some people who would not have done that.”

Clarion Ledger