The National College Athletics Association has made no secret to the fact that it’s no friend of daily dream 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 usa, is one of five players suspended by the NCAA for playing ‘fantasy football.’
A first-team all-A-10 choice last season among them are two of the team’s top players: Keenan Bartlett, ranked among the top 100 juniors in the country; and Kurtis Brown.
All five have been suspended since prior to 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 sources that are separate the Richmond Times-Dispatch this week the five players had been included in ‘fantasy soccer,’ by which it’s assumed they mean DFS.
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