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Morgan State basketball player suing NCAA over eligibility

Morgan State basketball player suing NCAA over eligibility

A Morgan State University basketball player is suing the NCAA and the school after he was denied a spot on the team because of a five-year eligibility rule.

Andrew Hampton, 24, a forward and a senior studying accounting, said in a complaint recently filed in Baltimore Circuit Court that he should be able to play his final season with the team this year. The NCAA, however, says he’s no longer eligible because he started his college education more than five years ago.

“He did not meet the definition of a student-athlete. He wasn’t playing basketball, and hadn’t been a recruit. When he gets to Morgan, that’s when he first became a student-athlete,” under the NCAA bylaws, said...

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