The NCAA found itself subject to another class action lawsuit, this time over grant-in-aid caps (which covers “only tuition, institutional fees, room and board and required course-related books” per the filed lawsuit, available via PDF). Sharrif Floyd is one of the lead plaintiffs named in the case, but aside from providing a written statement over twitter, has declined to comment on the case at the NFL Play60 event, but is willing to expand further later.
The written statement is as follows:
Student athletes need to be respected more. It’s hard for great coaches to do their job when their athletes are just looking for something as simple as an extra meal, a movie date with a friend and comfort that they are gonna be taken care of and not taken advantage of. Athletes shouldn’t be suspended for raising money, to better his life or for looking at a mentor as a father. This has nothing to do with the Gator Nation. I love my college and will always be a Gator.
Sorry for the torrent of legal news regarding the Vikings, but I suppose these things will happen from time to time. More below.