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NCAA says no football injury reports this season

Posted at 5:29 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 18:29:25-04

Standardized injury reports will not be implemented across college football this season after the NCAA explored the possibility in response to the rise of legalized sports betting.

The NCAA's Board of Governors said Wednesday it still supports the association's rules prohibiting athletes and school administrators from wagering on sports or providing information to people associated with gambling.

But the board concluded an injury or availability report across college football is not viable. An ad hoc committee on sports wagering studied the possibility of teams publicly disclosing whether players would be available for games.

Board chairman Michael V. Drake, the president of Ohio State, says there were concerns about how it could effectively be implemented in a way that complied with student privacy laws.

The board also encouraged more education on gambling for athletes.


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