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Once-homeless Baylor RB Silas Nacita admits he broke rules
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Once-homeless Baylor RB Silas Nacita admits he broke rules
Thursday February 26th, 2015

Former Baylor walk-on running back Silas Nacita clarified earlier statements about his eligibility, admitting that he was "misleading" when he described acquaintances who helped him while he was homeless as close family friends. 

On Wednesday, Nacita posted a message on Twitter saying that he had been ruled ineligible by the NCAA. But the NCAA later said that it had not ruled him ineligible. 

Nacita, who was homeless when he walked on at Baylor in June, said on Thursday that he made a mistake “by disregarding guidance from Baylor compliance” on what benefits he was allowed to accept. He also said he did not knowingly break rules, but he accepts the repercussions. 

“The bottom line is that I broke the rules,” Nacita said in his Twitter post on Thursday. “I should've never accepted the help, and I am deeply sorry for my actions. I take full responsibility for my actions."

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Baylor said on Wednesday that Nacita is no longer part of the team because of “rules violations.”

Nacita earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors last season at Baylor while rushing for 191 yards and three touchdowns.

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