NCAA sued over number, length of football scholarships

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Former Colorado State kicker Durrell Chamorro sued the NCAA last week in a class-action suit, seeking damages for Division I football players who were affected by the now-defunct rule banning multiyear scholarships, reports’s Jon Solomon.

The NCAA passed a rule in 2012 which allowed schools to offer multiyear scholarships to all athletes.

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The lawsuit also is challenging the NCAA putting a cap on the number of football scholarships a program can offer. Currently, Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I) schools can offer 85 football scholarships, and Football Championship Subdivision schools can offer 63.

Chamorro’s suit claims the scholarship ban “injured” thousands of athletes, causing them to pay out of pocket for tuition because scholarships were not renewed or reduced. Chamorro said his scholarship was not renewed after he was promised his scholarship would be for five years. 

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