Thursday, July 28, 2011

In Order to Play…One Must Sit

Redshirt senior Darius Hanks will miss the first two games of the 2011 season due to an NCAA rule that is nuttier than fruit cake.

Hanks, who played a single game in 2007 against Western Carolina, caught one pass for a total of six yards. However, due to his participation in that contest…Hanks is subject to NCAA scrutiny.

Below is NCAA bylaw 14.2.6 which will explain the situation in clear and comprehensible detail.

A student-athlete may be granted an additional season of competition by the Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement in a case in which the student-athlete participated in a limited amount of competition while eligible due to a coach's documented misunderstanding of the legislation or other extenuating circumstances. In cases in which a student-athlete does not meet the criteria of this waiver, the Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement shall have authority to review and grant a waiver based on additional documented extenuating circumstances.
If you’re still confused…fear not…you’re normal.

Just know that Crimson Tide wide receiver Darius Hanks will make his 2011 debut against the Mean Green of North Texas.

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