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This is why I don't fill out any men's basketball brackets or participate in any pools.  If they did this to players, do you think they would hesitate to end your collegiate umpire career?

http://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/18791610/richmond-spiders-baseball-players-suspended-playing-fantasy-football

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And THAT, my friends, is why I won't work D1 baseball.  :D

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I think it's possible, because the NCAA primary exists to complicate the students lives' while letting adults make crap-tons of money off of their labor.

Of course as an umpire you're not making the crap-tons of money so your caution is probably warranted.

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Wow... 

I can see this both ways and while Fantasy sports are technically gambling, I think it's a stretch to suspend these guys for that.

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It would be one thing to suspend them for gambling that is illegal in Virginia. Since it's legal I'm not sure what the issue is. 

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4 hours ago, zm1283 said:

It would be one thing to suspend them for gambling that is illegal in Virginia. Since it's legal I'm not sure what the issue is. 

Agree or disagree, the NCAA considers fantasy sports to be gambling...and sports gambling by players, coaches, administrators or officials is not allowed by the NCAA whether or not it is legal in a particular state.  For example, one can directly gamble on sports in Nevada (as we all know).  But, if you're an NCAA student-athlete at UNLV, for example, and you walk over to a casino on the strip and bet on a game...you are done as a collegiate athlete (or coach, or official, etc.) as far the NCAA is concerned.  Sports betting is legal in Nevada, but it is not allowed by the NCAA. 

I kind of understand the NCAA's stance.  There have been numerous betting/points-shaving scandals in the NCAA's past that led them to taking this hardline stance.

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