The National College Athletics Association has made no key to the fact that it’s no friend of day-to-day dream sports in yesteryear, but the suspension 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 usa, is certainly one of five players suspended by the NCAA for playing ‘fantasy football.’
Included in this are a couple of 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 season.
All five have been suspended since before the team’s season-opener on 17, and remain so, until the NCAA gets around to addressing their status february.
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 soccer,’ by which it’s assumed they mean DFS.
Virginia First State to manage
This is ironic that Virginia became the very first state to legalize and regulate DFS, in March last year, and almost most of the bills to manage the contest, passed in eight states over past year, stipulate that playing on college or amateur recreations is strictly forbidden.
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