NCAA grants UVA football players in final season of eligibility another year in wake of shooting


The NCAA will grant any University of Virginia football player whose college eligibility expired this past season an extra year to play, a UVA spokesperson confirmed to The Athletic.

UVA initiated and submitted the request, athletic director Carla Williams told The Richmond Times-Dispatch.

The decision comes following a shooting in Charlottesville last month that left three UVA football players dead. Receivers Lavel Davis Jr. and Devin Chandler and linebacker D’Sean Perry were shot and killed, allegedly by a former UVA walk-on football player, after returning from a field trip in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13.

The Cavaliers canceled their home finale with Coastal Carolina and their season finale against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, finishing their season with a 3-7 record. The school instead held a memorial service on the day of its scheduled game against Coastal Carolina to honor the three slain players.

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