NCAA Reverses Course, Will Allow Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence To Run Coronavirus Fundraiser
The NCAA finally made a good decision.
Earler on Tuesday, it was reported that Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend had to shut their GoFundMe down to help victims of the coronavirus pandemic due to NCAA rules.
“Unfortunately Trevor cannot be a part of this anymore due to compliance and some rules, so he can’t help out anymore,” Mowry said in a video on her Instagram page. “And also we have to take down the GoFundMe page.”
Fast forward a few hours and a ton of backlash later and the NCAA is now allowing it to continue, according to ESPN.
“We continue to work with member schools so they have the flexibility to ensure that student-athletes and communities impacted by this illness are supported, and we applaud Trevor for his efforts,” the NCAA said in its statement.
Lawrence said on his Instagram account: “Shout out to the NCAA. Thank y’all so much for granting a waiver. They’re allowing us to continue to raise money for what we were doing originally.”