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NCAA Reverses Decision, Makes Former Marine Steven Rhodes Eligible to Play at Middle Tennessee State

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Steven Rhodes, the former Marine who was ruled ineligible by the NCAA because he played intramural football a few years ago, has been reinstated. The NCAA just rendered its decision:

As a part of its continued review of Steven Rhodes’ eligibility, NCAA staff determined he may play immediately. Additionally, he will maintain all four years of his eligibility.

Throughout this process, NCAA staff worked closely with Middle Tennessee State University, and we appreciate the school’s partnership.

As a part of the ongoing review of NCAA rules, our members will examine the organized competition rules, especially as it impacts those returning from military service.

We thank Steven for his service to our country and wish him the best as he begins college.

A victory for common sense. [via NCAA.org]

Related: NCAA Forcing Marine Veteran to Redshirt Because of Some “Intramurals”

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