A decision on the reinstatement policy for student-athletes who commit NCAA betting violations, but do not wager on games involving their own team, has been delayed by two weeks until Nov. 8.
The governing body announced the delay last week. The NCAA betting release read:
“At the request of the Conference Commissioners Association Executive Committee, the Division I Council Coordination Committee delayed its vote on proposals for changes to student-athlete reinstatement guidelines related to sports wagering violations for two weeks.”
Chair on NCAA betting policy delay
Jon Steinbrecher, chair of the coordination committee and commissioner at the Mid-American Conference, explained:
“The council agreed with commissioners earlier this month that the penalties for wagering violations in limited circumstances should be adjusted and the respective committees moved quickly to recommend possible changes. However, the CCA executive committee, today, requested a brief delay to allow more time for membership feedback on the proposed adjustment, and the coordination committee voted to honor that request.
“The coordination committee reemphasized the need for the Association to move deliberately and have in-depth conversations about the current wagering landscape.”
Proposed NCAA betting rules update
The proposed NCAA betting penalties for student-athletes who wager on games not involving their own team, as of the initial Oct. 4 announcement, were:
- On a first offense, eliminate penalties that result in student-athletes being withheld from competition — regardless of the dollar value of the wagers and including bets placed on other sports at a student-athlete’s school — and require education on sports wagering rules and prevention.
- On a second offense, potentially involve withholding penalties, depending on the dollar value of the bet(s) in question.
- On a third or subsequent offense, resulting penalty could be a loss of one full season of eligibility.
Shannon’s potential return in limbo
Therefore, Iowa State University defensive lineman Noah Shannon remains in limbo.