Justin McCay’s eligibility waiver request denied, can’t play in the upcoming football season
- May. 2, 2012
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The NCAA Subcommittee for Legislative Relief denied Kansas sophomore wide receiver Justin McCay’s eligibility waiver request. This means McCay is required to sit out the 2012 season and will be eligible to play in 2013 as a junior.
“I’m extremely disappointed that common sense did not prevail,” coach Charlie Weis said. “I have read all of the information on this case and it is a shame that this case resulted in a rejection. I cannot release all of the details of Justin’s case as it would be an invasion of his privacy. I can only say that the University of Kansas felt the evidence was overwhelmingly in his favor. I also do not understand why the NCAA had us appeal this case to the subcommittee only to have received the same answer with the same rationale.”
McCay, who transferred from Oklahoma to Kansas in January, received the news Wednesday afternoon.
“This is a very disappointing day for me and my family,” he said. “I was very hopeful throughout the process that I would receive a more favorable result, but unfortunately that is not how things turned out.”
“I am so grateful to all of the people who worked so hard on my behalf throughout this process. First of all, I would like to thank the compliance staff at KU for all of the effort they put in to submitting my waiver request. I would also like to thank the Athletics Director at the University of Oklahoma, Joe Castiglione, for his assistance and support. Lastly, I would like to thank Coach Weis, the entire KU staff and all of my teammates in supporting me during this process.”
“Despite the disappointment I am feeling today, I have no regrets. I am very happy to be at Kansas and I am going to go out and work hard every day to be the best teammate I can be. Even though I won’t be playing in games this year I am going to take advantage of every opportunity I have to improve as a player.”
Edited by Amanda Gage