The NCAA has decided Middle Tennessee State quarterback Dwight Dasher must sit out four games and repay a $1,500 loan to become eligible again.
The HQ doesn't know, at present, if they're mutually exclusive or linked as one act.
The NCAA ruled Thursday that Dasher violated preferential treatment rules by receiving a loan from someone in the community. Middle Tennessee has told the NCAA Dasher has repaid the loan.
Dasher already has missed the first two games this season for the Blue Raiders who are 1-1.
Athletic director Chris Massaro says Middle Tennessee respects the decision but is appealing. Massaro says they believe Dasher deserves a three-game suspension instead of four.
Translation: Head Coach Rick Stockstill wants Dasher for the Louisiana-Lafayette game instead of the FAU game...
Here's a copy of the promissory note between Dasher and Oliver Donnell, thanks to our friends at the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal...
Adam Sparks of the DNJ also relays the thought that the amount owed Donnell is now being openly contested. Donnell has maintained, according to AD Massaro, that most of the $1500 owed had been already addressed and that a $150 payment made by Dasher made things square.
Donnell has since waffled on that statement according to MTSU officials.