The National College Athletics Association has made no key of the fact that it’s no friend 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 america, 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 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 sources that are separate the Richmond Times-Dispatch this week the five players had been included in ‘fantasy football,’ through which it’s presumed they mean DFS.
Virginia First State to Regulate
This is certainly ironic that Virginia became the first state to legalize and regulate DFS, in March last year, and almost every one of the bills to manage 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 into an