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WV AG Patrick Morrisey Joins Pat McAfee Show Talking About NCAA



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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined the Pat McAfee Show on Thursday afternoon to discuss the TRO ruling against the NCAA’s transfer rules. Morrisey talked about WVU G RaeQuan Battle, who was deemed eligible by Judge John Preston Bailey, with all of the other multi-time transfers.

“I wrote a letter to the NCAA asking for RaeQuan Battle to be able to play this year and the NCAA said we’re not going to approve it,” Morrisey said. “They too have to comply with the antitrust laws of our country & the NCAA was violating those laws.”

“RaeQuan Battle testified for 40 minutes in court and talked about his compelling story,” Morrisey added. “West Virginia is the right place for this kid and where he wants to play should be up to him”

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Battle, as well as Noah Farrakhan, are now allowed to play immediately for the Mountaineers for the next 14 days without any punishment towards WVU. A full hearing is set for Dec. 27 when the TRO ends. Battle and Farrakhan are eligible to play against UMass, Radford and Toledo during the period.

“This order paves the way for student-athletes, like RaeQuan Battle, to play in the sport they love and continue improving themselves,” Morrisey said in his release on Wednesday. “We are looking forward to proving definitely that the NCAA has violated the Sherman Act by failing to maintain a consistent and defensible transfer rule and by denying these student-athletes the chance to play.”

To WVU and interim HC Josh Eilert, the NCAA has been unclear whether or not Battle and Farrakhan would burn their eligibility or not, as of Thursday morning.

WVU’s Josh Eilert on Possibly Playing Battle, Farrakhan: ‘We’re Still in Limbo’

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