“The waiver, which was granted, stated De La Haye could maintain his eligibility and continue to monetize videos that did not reference his status as a student-athlete or depict his football skill or ability," UCF said in a statement. "The waiver also allowed him to create videos that referenced his status as a student-athlete or depict his football skill or ability if they were posted to a non-monetized account. De La Haye chose not to accept the conditions of the waiver and has therefore been ruled ineligible to compete in NCAA-sanctioned competition. UCF Athletics wishes him the best in his future endeavors.”
NCAA statement regarding Donald De La Haye. pic.twitter.com/0W2YCbEBrF— Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) July 31, 2017
To clarify media misreporting, UCF declared Donald De La Haye ineligible, not the NCAA.— Stacey Osburn (@NCAAStacey) July 31, 2017
UCF spokesman Andy Seeley told the Associated Press he is uncertain what part of the agreement De La Haye did not agree with. De La Haye, who is from Port St. Lucie, Florida, could not be reached for comment.
De La Haye released a video in early June saying that some people at UCF "aren't happy with my videos, and they feel like I'm violating NCAA rules."That video was watched more than 178,000 times. Since that came out, his subscribers have gone from 54,000 to more than 91,000.
De La Haye was the kickoff specialist for the Knights, with 73 kicks for 4,441 yards, averaging 60.8 yards per kick with 37 touchbacks
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