The compliance director for Jackson State says the school is investigating whether the football program violated NCAA rules by allowing quarterback Domonick Britt to participate in practice.
Britt, a 2008 recruit, has not been cleared academically by the NCAA. NCAA bylaws say a recruited athlete may practice during a 14-day period after reporting for athletic competition without being cleared academically.
School compliance director Alethea Ringo said Wednesday that the 14-day window begins the day a player reports to campus to begin practice. Stacey Osburn, NCAA associate director for public and media relations, said in an email the 14-day period is "14 consecutive days" after reporting.
Britt reported on Aug. 2 and began practice on Aug. 4. He practiced with the team Monday, some nine days past the 14-day window.