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Seastrunk's hardship waiver denied by NCAA

Posted on: September 29, 2011 7:40 pm
Edited on: September 29, 2011 7:40 pm
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Posted by Tom Fornelli

After transferring from Oregon to Baylor in August, running back Lache Seastrunk applied for a hardship waiver from the NCAA that would allow him to suit up and play this season rather than sitting out the entire year. Well, that request has reportedly been denied by the NCAA.

"NCAA informed Baylor University officials this afternoon that redshirt freshman running back Lache Seastrunk’s waiver and subsequent appeal of the organization’s transfer residency requirement have both been denied," the school said in a statement.

"The Temple, Texas, native and University of Oregon transfer will have three years of eligibility to play three seasons when he takes to the field for the 2012 Bears. Seastrunk redshirted as a true freshman at Oregon a year ago."

Seastrunk, of course, found himself in the midst of a gathering storm while at Oregon thanks to his connection to Willie Lyles. At the time his transfer was announced, Seastrunk said that he "felt like something was about to go down" at Oregon. Something did go down, too, as the school was hit with a notice of inquiry from the NCAA three weeks later. Seastrunk's name also came up in regards to former Tennessee assistant Willie Mack Garza allegedly wiring Lyles $1,500 to bring Seastrunk to Knoxville on an unofficial visit.

That's a whole lot of attention from the NCAA for a running back who has yet to see the field in college.
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 11:59 pm
 

Seastrunk's hardship waiver denied by NCAA

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Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: October 3, 2011 8:19 am
 

Seastrunk's hardship waiver denied by NCAA

Seastrunk is fortunate to be allowed to play at all. As if it weren't bad enough that he was being shopped around, the highest bidder wound up being a program that was already in deep trouble with the NCAA before they had ever even heard of this kid. Can't blame him for running out on the Ducks. Wonder if they got their money back?

Surprised




Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2011 10:16 pm
 

Seastrunk's hardship waiver denied by NCAA

Finally a wise choice from the mighty NCAA.  Lache does not deserve special treatment with all the mess around his name & the U. of Oregon.  Shame for him to even petition for a hardship waiver.   Lesson well learned.



Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2011 5:04 pm
 

Seastrunk's hardship waiver denied by NCAA

What was "going down" was Seastrunk's value...4th string RB's don't get to play that much. Thus he subsequentially transferred.




Since: Jul 1, 2011
Posted on: September 29, 2011 10:52 pm
 

Seastrunk's hardship waiver denied by NCAA

1. Because they were working to get Seastrunk reinstated and didn't want to throw him under the bus.

2. Because they've been instructed not to speak about the ongoing investigation by the NCAA.

3. Because CK never discusses private matters publicly. 



Since: Feb 2, 2011
Posted on: September 29, 2011 10:27 pm
 

Seastrunk's hardship waiver denied by NCAA

If that were true why wouldn't Oregon release that info to the public, increasing their credibility and destroying Lyles' credibility?



Since: Jul 1, 2011
Posted on: September 29, 2011 8:51 pm
 

Seastrunk's hardship waiver denied by NCAA

There is a report from Eugene that Oregon's own internal investigation determined that Seastrunk had received improper benefits from Lyles and that they had ruled him ineligible and told him he must repay an equal amount to charity.  Until he repaid that amount, he could not apply to be reinstated.  He subsequently transferred.



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