University of Alabama men’s basketball student-athlete Jahvon Quinerly was denied his appeal from the NCAA Committee for Legislative Relief on Monday.

Quinerly, a transfer from Villanova who was originally denied an eligibility waiver by the NCAA earlier this month, addressed the committee in a teleconference on Monday. He bases his appeal on the contention that he had been falsely accused of recruiting violations which interferes with his ability to participate at Villanova.

Below is a joint statement from Alabama’s Director of Athletics Greg Byrne and men’s basketball head coach Nate Oats regarding the NCAA’s decision:


“We can’t begin to express how disappointed we are with this decision. Jahvon and his family have been through a set of circumstances that no student-athlete in the history of the NCAA has experienced. Their name has been falsely dragged through the mud for two years, and we felt confident that the NCAA Committee for Legislative Relief would recognize this very unique set of circumstances. We will continue to support Jahvon and his family in every way that we can.”

The denial of the waiver leaves Alabama wth just 10 healthy players on scholarship for the season.

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