UCF kicker Donald De La Haye ruled ineligible for taking YouTube revenue

Jul 31, 2017 by

UCF kicker Donald De La Haye has been ruled ineligible after continuing to receive advertising money for his YouTube videos, the school announced Monday.

Knights coach Scott Frost said last week during the start of preseason camp De La Haye was a member of the team and the UCF Athletics Association worked to seek an NCAA waiver that would allow De La Haye to keep posting YouTube videos while competing for the Knights.

De La Haye and NCAA officials, however, could not reach an agreement that would keep him in the field. Once De La Haye declined the NCAA’s waiver terms, UCF suspended him to avoid repercussions for working with a a player the NCAA was likely to later rule ineligible.

It is unclear whether De La Haye, who posted on his Twitter account Monday he was shocked by the decision, will take his argument to court. Some advocacy groups have already expressed their support for him.

UCF’s statement on the kicker released Monday read:

Source: UCF kicker Donald De La Haye ruled ineligible for taking YouTube revenue – Orlando Sentinel

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