NCAA Betting Policy Vote Delayed Into November

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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: 

Shannon’s potential return in limbo

Therefore, Iowa State University defensive lineman Noah Shannon remains in limbo. 

Shannon has been serving a season-long suspension, under the old policy, after making at least one wager on an event featuring a Hawkeyes team in another sport. The NCAA rejected Iowa State’s appeal

Shannon did not receive charges in the Iowa sports betting probe. He was cleared to practice on Oct. 10