University of Richmond Baseball Team Players Suspended by NCAA for Playing DFS
The National College Athletics Association has made no secret to the fact that it’s no friend of daily dream sports in the past, but the suspension of five University of Richmond’s baseball players for engaging in the contests is met with incredulity this week.
University of Richmond baseball celebrity Keenan Bartlett, ranked in the top 100 juniors in the usa, is one of five players suspended by the NCAA for playing ‘fantasy football.’
A first-team all-A-10 choice last season among them are two of the team’s top players: Keenan Bartlett, ranked among the top 100 juniors in the country; and Kurtis Brown.
All five have been suspended since before the team’s season-opener on February 17, and remain so, until the NCAA gets around to addressing their status.
Richmond had announced simply that the players were out due to ‘NCAA secondary violations’ but two separate sources told the Richmond Times-Dispatch this week the five players had been involved in ‘fantasy football,’ by which it’s assumed they mean DFS.
Virginia First State to manage
This will be ironic that Virginia became the state that is first legalize and regulate DFS, in March last year, and very nearly each of the bills to control the contest, passed in eight states over past year, stipulate that playing on college or amateur sports is strictly forbidden.
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