The National College Athletics Association has made no key of the fact that it's no buddy of daily fantasy sports in the last, but the suspension of five University of Richmond's baseball players for engaging in the contests is met with incredulity this week.
University of Richmond baseball celebrity Keenan Bartlett, rated 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 for the 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 prior to 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 soccer,' by which it's presumed they mean DFS.
Virginia Very First State to Regulate
This will be ironic that Virginia became the state that is first legalize and regulate DFS, in March last year, and almost each of the bills to regulate the contest, passed in eight states over past year, stipulate that playing on college or amateur activities is strictly forbidden.
Market leaders FanDuel and DraftKings, meanwhile, have entered