Timing of NCAA tweet about once-homeless player receives scrutiny

Wednesday February 25th, 2015

The NCAA sent out a questionable tweet on Wednesday shortly after Baylor running back Silas Nacita said on Twitter that he has been ruled ineligible by the organization.

Nacita, who was homeless when he walked on at Baylor in June, said he accepted a close family friend's offer to put him in an apartment. Nacita said he had no idea he was breaking any rules but respects the decision of the NCAA. The NCAA later issued a statement saying it did not declare Nacita ineligible, however Baylor's athletic director said Nacita "will not be a part of the football program moving forward due to rules violations that impact his eligibility."

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Just over an hour and a half later, the NCAA sent out a tweet promoting the journey of another former homeless athlete, one who is not ineligible. 

The organization has come under fire on social media for the decision on Nacita, and the timing of this tweet did not go unnoticed either.

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