NCAA Suspends Five Richmond Baseball Players For Participating In Fantasy Football League
The NCAA is known for being ridiculously strict about what student-athletes can and cannot do, especially if it involves any type of monetary gain.
On Tuesday, ESPN reported that the NCAA flexed their muscles once again by suspending 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.”
Doesn’t matter if it’s $500 or $5, if the NCAA finds out, you will be dealt with.