And we thought we got it bad with Caldwell...

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I have no idea how trustworthy and accurate this is, but this is one of the best NCAA eligibility stories I've seen in awhile.

http://gmuhoops.co/2017/04/24/the-story-behind-why-therence-mayimba-never-played-at-george-mason/#sthash.KheBSzA3.6VCcORAa.dpbs


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According to former Mason employees, once the school was able to establish amateurism, the NCAA moved on to an issue with Mayimba's age. His official documents, including his birth certificate and passport, indicated he was 18 years old and therefore eligible to play at George Mason. However, Hewitt and Mayimba said the player signed up for an online dating site when Mayimba was 16. To be accepted for the service, Mayimba stated he was 18 at the time, which the NCAA accepted as proof Mayimba was actually 20 when he intended to enroll at George Mason.
"Literally the smoking gun, if you will, was the dating website," Hewitt said. "Therence had logged into that and said he was 18 years old when he was actually 16 years old. All his official documentation was verified by all the necessary agencies, yet the NCAA rejects it."

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People put a lot of grief on the NCAA that it doesn't deserve, but if that's an accurate portrayal, that's just stupid on the NCAA's part.
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Caldwell... and Derrick Roland... and Ray Turner... and Tonny Trocha-Morelos...
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BobOliver2006 said:

Caldwell... and Derrick Roland... and Ray Turner... and Tonny Trocha-Morelos...
Danuel House and Jalen Jones though
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wacarnolds said:

BobOliver2006 said:

Caldwell... and Derrick Roland... and Ray Turner... and Tonny Trocha-Morelos...
Danuel House and Jalen Jones though
We particularly got a huge break with Jalen Jones. Them letting A&M suspend Jones for the first 4 games not in his first season but his second one...was baffling but welcome because it gave A&M plenty of time to schedule around that suspension.
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Roland was pretty black and white no?.. It was just so unfortunate because the injury happened so soon after he crossed the threshold.
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The minimum age to sign up for Facebook is 13. How many NCAA players signed up for Facebook when they were 10, saying they were 13? Does anyone ask?
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Bunk Moreland said:

Roland was pretty black and white no?.. It was just so unfortunate because the injury happened so soon after he crossed the threshold.
Yep, it would have been pretty surprising if Roland did get that year back. It think most people just wanted an exception because of how the injury happened.
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the NCAA's botch of D-Ro situation was that they couldn't make a damn decision before the season ended. My recollection is that he suited up and could have played on his senior night (albeit limited minutes), but he was held out only for the lingering chance that he'd still get a waiver just because there hadn't been a decision at that point.
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I don't think the NCAA ever grants extra years of eligibility while what would have been the final year is still in progress do they?
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bobinator said:

I don't think the NCAA ever grants extra years of eligibility while what would have been the final year is still in progress do they?


That is correct. To get a medical redshirt you have to miss the rest of the season so by definition you aren't eligible until the season is over.
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ray turner had qualifying issues? i remember kourtney roberson going prep for a year but not turner.
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I seem to remember Ray Turner not being eligible at the start of the season his freshman year.
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