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Their updated waiver guidelines created unintended consequences


Up until June of this year, the waiver requirements were: “documented mitigating circumstances outside of the student-athlete’s control and directly impacts the health, safety or well-being of the student-athlete.”

What created the unintended consequences was the phrase "directly impacts the...well-being of the student-athlete." This is what allowed the coaching changes, NCAA probations and the like to justify waivers - lawyers successfully argued that only the student athlete can define what impacts his or her well-being. "My coach got fired, and the new coach doesn't like dual threat QBs. My well being is impacted."

Now, however, the NCAA got smart(er) and reworded the requirements. It reads "documented extenuating, extraordinary and mitigating circumstances" now. Also more language dealing with "documented cases where the athlete was a victim of physical assault or abuse, sexually inappropriate behavior, racial abuse, religious discrimination, questioning of sexuality..."

The NCAA isn't moving closer to rubber stamping waiver requests - quite the opposite.

(In response to this post by Vienna_Hokie)

Posted: 08/12/2019 at 2:43PM



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Transfer Portal -- pwkohler 08/12/2019 09:58AM
  Not the point.... -- Techsupport 08/13/2019 3:58PM
  So don't let facts get in the way, right? ** -- fordham 08/12/2019 5:25PM
  And therein lies the issue -- Vienna_Hokie 08/12/2019 12:15PM
  This ** -- Wild Turkey 08/12/2019 1:10PM
  Yes, but we didn't fill that form out. -- st_andrew 08/12/2019 12:18PM
  Makes sense -- crazylane 08/12/2019 2:38PM
  Again, that's the issue. Why is there more than 1 form? -- Vienna_Hokie 08/12/2019 1:26PM
  That seems a little too far IMO -- Vienna_Hokie 08/12/2019 1:33PM
  Seems to me that the portal.... -- 2hhoop3 08/12/2019 11:56AM
  Agreed ** -- Wild Turkey 08/12/2019 1:10PM
  When combined with the 4 game RS rule, you are spot on -- Vienna_Hokie 08/12/2019 12:02PM
  Weren't they prior to the portal transfers? ** -- likehokies 08/12/2019 11:21AM
  Again -- crazylane 08/12/2019 10:52AM
  What was the stated purpose of the portal -- likehokies 08/12/2019 10:37AM
  To distract us from the real issue of paying players -- Baltimore Hokie 08/12/2019 2:17PM
  How has it not? I think every aspect is better. -- 48zip 08/12/2019 10:40AM
  What I would like to know also is, -- likehokies 08/12/2019 11:05AM
  I don't see how it is anything but a possitive -- Vienna_Hokie 08/12/2019 10:44AM
  Agree 100%. ** -- reestuart 08/12/2019 11:11AM
  I'm not necessarily saying -- crazylane 08/12/2019 11:05AM
  Good point -- crazylane 08/12/2019 11:21AM
  What if it is neither of those choices? -- PF 08/12/2019 10:13AM
  Portal -- pwkohler 08/12/2019 10:26AM

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