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Texas football players avoid suspension after agent meal

Bryan Fischer for

“Earlier this summer, Texas reported a situation to the NCAA involving two Longhorn student-athletes receiving a meal from an agent. That situation has been resolved with NCAA staff and the involved student-athletes are immediately eligible for competition,” the school announced in a statement.

When the news of the reported violation broke, I was confident that the players would not escape suspension altogether. Unless something else very significant was not yet made public, the factors I thought might not be enough to get full relief from the suspension (the value of the meal and whether the athletes knew the person buying the meal was an agent) appear to have been sufficient.

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