MTSU QB to sit out full penalty
Posted: Friday, September 24, 2010 6:00 pm
MURFREESBORO (AP) — The NCAA has rejected Middle Tennessee’s appeal, forcing quarterback Dwight Dasher to sit out his full four-game suspension for accepting a $1,500 loan.
The NCAA student-athlete reinstatement committee heard Middle Tennessee’s appeal in a conference call Thursday afternoon, and the university was informed Thursday night the suspension had been upheld.
The Blue Raiders (1-2) had hoped to trim Dasher’s suspension to three games, allowing him to play Saturday in a visit to Louisiana-Lafayette.
School officials suspended the preseason Sun Belt Conference offensive player of the year Aug. 27 for accepting the loan from a patient at a Veteran’s Administration Hospital.