Report: Oregon will not pay Marcus Mariota's insurance premiums

Tuesday August 12th, 2014

Oregon will not use part of its NCAA-allotted Student Assistance Fund to help pay for Marcus Mariota's loss of value insurance, according to's Jeremy Fowler.

Mariota took out an insurance policy to protect himself if injuries impact his NFL value. Jameis Winston has a similar policy, but Florida State will help him pay his premiums.

Oregon will not assist Mariota or three other Ducks football players with their payments, a school official told Fowler. Doing so would use nearly all of the funds allotted to Oregon.

More: Report: Oregon's Tyler Johnstone re-tears ACL, out for season​

The NCAA first distributed the funds in August 2013, saying it "shall be used to assist student-athletes in meeting financial needs that arise in conjunction with participation in intercollegiate athletics, enrollment in an academic curriculum or that recognize academic achievement."

According to Fowler, Oregon received $334,997 for the 2013-14 school year.

Mariota decided to return for his redshirt junior season this year instead of declaring for the NFL draft.

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