The National College Athletics Association has made no key to the fact that it’s no friend of day-to-day dream sports in the last, but the suspension system of five University of Richmond’s baseball players for engaging in the contests was 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.’
Included in this are a couple of for the team’s top players: Keenan Bartlett, rated among the top 100 juniors in the nation; and Kurtis Brown, a first-team all-A-10 choice last season.
All five have been suspended since ahead of 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 included in ‘fantasy football,’ through which it’s assumed they mean DFS.
Virginia Very First State to manage
This is certainly 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 manage the contest, passed in eight states over past year, stipulate that playing on college or amateur activities is strictly forbidden.
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