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SBD/January 9, 2012/Colleges
Scholarship Changes Scheduled To Be Discussed At NCAA Convention This Week
Published January 9, 2012
LAWYER UP: In N.Y., Joe Nocera wrote contrary to an assertion he made in an earlier column, the NCAA "does allow college athletes to engage a lawyer if they are accused of violating its rules." Universities "investigating improprieties by athletes do usually inform them that they can hire a lawyer." Nocera highlighted the case of Univ. of North Carolina FB Devon Ramsay, who last week was granted a sixth year of eligibility after he missed the majority of the '10 season due to an NCAA investigation into wrongdoing that was later deemed insufficient. Sharon Lee, Ramsay's mother, said, "I wish all the players had gotten a lawyer immediately. Everyone needed someone to look out for their interests" (N.Y. TIMES, 1/7).