The NCAA Suspends Five Richmond Baseball Players For Participating In Fantasy Football League

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The NCAA and their archaic rules continue to baffle everyone.

Today, ESPN reported that the NCAA suspended five Richmond baseball players for playing in a fantasy football league.


Five Richmond baseball players who have been ruled ineligible by the NCAA were involved in fantasy football, leading to their suspensions to start the season, according to a Richmond Times-Dispatch report.

The university announced Feb. 17 that five student-athletes on the baseball team had committed secondary violations and would be ineligible for competition until the NCAA completes the reinstatement process.

The Times-Dispatch, citing multiple unnamed sources, later reported that the secondary violations were related to the players’ participation in fantasy football.

The NCAA considers fantasy sports contests with an entry fee to be a form of sports wagering and therefore off-limits to student-athletes, regardless of sport.

I’m sure there’s plenty more the NCAA could worry about then a group of bros playing in a cash fantasy football league.

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