UCF kicker De La Haye ineligible for taking YouTube money

- Donald De La Haye, a kicker for the University of Central Florida, has been ruled ineligible after receiving  advertising revenue for YouTube videos, the school announced in a news release on Monday.

In an effort to allow Donald De La Haye the opportunity to retain his eligibility and still be allowed to produce videos for YouTube.

UCF Athletics recently submitted a waiver to the NCAA on De La Haye's behalf.  That waiver, which would have allowed the student-athlete to maintain eligibility while continuing to monetize non-athletic videos, was granted.  

"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," the statement read.

But De La Haye chose not to accept the conditions of the waiver.  Instead, he will be leaving the team.   In a single-word tweet, De La Haye wrote late Monday afternoon, "Unbelievable."   

 

 

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