Before beginning this assignment, be sure that you have read this week’s materials on awards and benefits and student-athlete reinstatement. For your assignment, you will complete a student-athlete reinstatement request for a hypothetical student-athlete who has committed a minor NCAA Bylaw 16 violation. Your reinstatement request should include, but is not limited to, an explanation of the facts and NCAA legislation violated, the appropriate withholding condition based upon the facts, and an appropriate repayment plan.
Tommy Touchdown is a junior football student-athlete at Big State. Big State is an NCAA Division I institution with a big-time football program. Tommy, who happens to be the team’s star quarterback, was recently named MVP of the Dot.Com Bowl. Following the game, Tommy, whose family is in need of money for his little sister’s school supplies, decides he wants to help out and sells his MVP trophy to Big State Pawn shop for $150. The institution’s athletics compliance office discovers Tommy’s sale when Jimmy Compliance, the institution’s athletics compliance officer, is purchasing a wedding ring for his girlfriend at Big State Pawn. The discovery occurs during training camp prior to the start of Tommy’s senior season.
Please draft a student-athlete reinstatement request (one to two pages) to the NCAA on behalf of Tommy.
Support your statements with evidence from the required studies and your research. APA style is not required for this assignment, but you should properly cite any appropriate research or NCAA legislation.