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The NCAA logo is seen on the side of a hotel in Dallas, Texas, March 30, 2013. The Florida Gators will play the Michigan Wolverines in the South Regional NCAA mens The NCAA logo is seen on the side of a hotel in Dallas, Texas, March 30, 2013. The Florida Gators will play the Michigan Wolverines in the South Regional NCAA mens' basketball game on March 31. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL) - RTXY3MR  

NCAA Suspends Its Own Stupid Rules

The NCAA finally did something right for once by allowing fans to give aid to a homeless football player from Boise State.

Defensive tackle Antoine Turner had no home other than his uncle’s house in California. According to NCAA rules, Turner could not reside in California and play for Boise State, leaving him with nowhere to go between the end of school and the beginning of summer school in June.

Local station KTVB aired Turner’s story, “A Suitcase and a Dream” Sunday evening, detailing the hardships Turner had been through in his life. Immediately after, there was a large outpouring of people wanting to aid Turner so he would have a place to live.

In response, Boise State’s compliance office told KTVB, “We need to make it clear to your viewers and Bronco fans that it is NOT permissible within NCAA rules for boosters of Boise State athletics to provide benefits to Mr. Turner. That would include money, loans, gifts, discounts, transportation costs, etc. While Mr. Turner’s need is abundantly clear, it is not permissible for Boise State, the athletics department or supporters of the athletics department to assist Mr. Turner at this time.”

Luckily for Turner, the NCAA tweeted out Wednesday afternoon that in this case, they would allow the public to help.

 

The NCAA is notorious for placing nonsensical restrictions on the student athletes that continuously make their schools money. Good to see that they are doing something right for once.


Tweet Antoine Turner to show him some support