JSU Investigating Possible Violation

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.

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