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NCAA Rules Tennessee DT Maurice Couch Permanently Ineligible

by BSO Staff | Posted on Friday, November 1st, 2013
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Despite whether you believe student athletes deserve to be paid or not, rules are rules. Tennessee defensive tackle, Maurice Couch, had to learn that the hard way. According to USA Today, the NCAA has ruled Couch permanently ineligible after reports surfaced back in September that the redshirt senior received improper benefits from an agent. According to the report, the Florida native received four payments equaling $1350.

Maurice Couch sent off a string of tweets thanking his family, fans, and coaches for all of their support.

 

 

It is unfortunate that Couch’s collegiate career will have to come to a premature end over $1350, but rules are rules. Tennessee plans to appeal the NCAA’s decision citing their initial cooperation with the NCAA. They suspended him immediately when the NCAA began their investigation and they are hoping the NCAA will cut them some slack because of this.

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