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NCAA Fall Athletes To Be Given Another Year Of Eligibility Whether Or Not They Play?

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FILE – In this Sept. 29, 2012, file photo, University of Miami’s mascot Sebastian the Ibis leads players onto the field before a NCAA college football game against North Carolina State in Miami. Miami’s three-year NCAA probation largely stemming from the actions of rogue and now-former booster Nevin Shapiro gets completed on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. It satisfies one of the most damning sanctions the Hurricanes were issued, though some aftereffects – scholarship reductions in football and men’s basketball, most notably – will remain felt for a few more months. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)

A drastic measure has been introduced that would allow every fall sport athlete to get get an extra year of eligibility regardless of if they end up playing or not.

This proposal is of course being introduced due to the coronavirus pandemic and could get passed as early as tomorrow.

If passed, it means even if you do play your sport this fall, you can come back next year and play again, essentially giving all athletes a free pass for 2020.

This could have huge reaching implications moving forward, just imagine someone like Trevor Lawrence for Clemson who is currently a Junior. That means he could come back again next year if he so chooses and still not be a Senior.

It also could greatly impact recruiting, especially for schools in the Big 10 and PAC 12, and other conferences who decided to postpone their seasons.

Do you think this measure will end up getting passed? What do you think will end up coming from it in the end?