The National College Athletics Association has made no secret to the fact that it’s no friend of daily dream sports in yesteryear, but the suspension system 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 US, is one of five players suspended by the NCAA for playing ‘fantasy football.’
Among them are two of the team’s top players: Keenan Bartlett, ranked among the top 100 juniors in the country; and Kurtis Brown, a first-team all-A-10 choice last season.
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 soccer,’ through which it’s assumed they mean DFS.
Virginia Very First State to manage
That is ironic that Virginia became the state that is first legalize and regulate DFS, in March last year, and very nearly most of the bills to regulate the contest, passed in eight states over past year, stipulate that playing on college or amateur recreations is strictly forbidden.
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