Miami’s Cavinder Twins React To NCAA Punishment Over NIL Violations In Viral TikTok Video

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The popular Cavinder Twins have reacted to the NCAA punishing their team and coach for violating NIL rules.

On Friday, it was revealed that Miami’s women’s basketball coach Katie Meier was suspended for three games after she introduced the Haley and Hanna Cavinder to Miami billionaire booster John Ruiz.

Via Sports Illustrated

The NCAA issued its first ruling in a name, image and likeness infractions case Friday, wading into what until now had been uncharted waters in terms of rules enforcement. While a head coach was suspended and other minor institutional penalties assessed, an involved booster escaped sanctions—an outcome that left the Committee on Infractions itself conflicted.

A case involving Miami women’s basketball players Haley and Hanna Cavinder reached a negotiated resolution that resulted in a three-game suspension for Hurricanes coach Katie Meier, which she served at the beginning of the 2022-23 season. The Cavinder twins, who are social media sensations with a vast following, were not sanctioned—which is consistent with the NCAA’s stance that it does not plan to penalize athletes themselves for NIL-adjacent infractions.

Perhaps most significantly, prominent Miami booster John Ruiz, who violated rules by contacting the Cavinders and providing an impermissible meal, was not disassociated from the program

Apparently, a photo Ruiz posted having dinner with the Cavinder twins got Miami in trouble.

The Cavinder twins reacted to the NCAA’s sanctions in a TikTok video with the caption “dear NCAA, scared that female athletes have value?.”


dear NCAA, scared that female athletes have value? 🤥 #fyp #basketball #foryou

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