University of Richmond Baseball Team Players Suspended by NCAA for Playing DFS

The National College Athletics Association has made no key of the fact that it’s no friend of daily fantasy sports in the past, 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 US, is one of five players suspended by the NCAA for playing ‘fantasy football.’

One of them are a couple of associated with team’s top players: Keenan Bartlett, ranked among the top 100 juniors in the united kingdom; and Kurtis Brown, a first-team all-A-10 choice last period.

All five have been suspended since ahead of 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,’ through which it’s assumed they mean DFS.

Virginia First State to Regulate

This might be ironic that Virginia became the first state to legalize and regulate DFS, in March last year, and very nearly every one 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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