The National College Athletics Association has made no secret to the fact that it’s no buddy of daily fantasy sports in days gone by, but the suspension system of five University of Richmond’s baseball players for engaging in the contests happens to be met with incredulity this week.
University of Richmond baseball star Keenan Bartlett, ranked in the top 100 juniors in the US, is certainly one of five players suspended by the NCAA for playing ‘fantasy football.’
Among them are two of this team’s top players: Keenan Bartlett, rated among the top 100 juniors in the united kingdom; and Kurtis Brown, a first-team all-A-10 choice last period.
All five have been suspended since prior to the team’s season-opener on February 17, and stay 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 sources that are separate the Richmond Times-Dispatch this week the five players had been involved in ‘fantasy football,’ by which it’s presumed they mean DFS.
Virginia Very First State to Regulate
That is ironic that Virginia became the very first state to legalize and regulate DFS, in March last year, and almost every one of the bills to manage the contest, passed in eight states over past year, stipulate that playing on college or amateur sports is strictly forbidden.
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