The National College Athletics Association has made no secret to the fact that it’s no friend of day-to-day fantasy sports in yesteryear, but the suspension of five University of Richmond’s baseball players for engaging in the contests has been met with incredulity this week.
University of Richmond baseball star Keenan Bartlett, rated in the top 100 juniors in the usa, is certainly one of five players suspended by the NCAA for playing ‘fantasy football.’
Among them are a couple of regarding the team’s top players: Keenan Bartlett, rated 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 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 sources that are separate the Richmond Times-Dispatch this week the five players had been included in ‘fantasy football,’ by which it’s assumed they mean DFS.
Virginia 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 nearly all 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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