ESPN reports that 5 Richmond University baseball players have been ruled ineligible by the NCAA due to their involvement in fantasy sports.
The university, through the athletic department, decline to offer further comment.
Per ESPN, the NCAA considers fantasy sports contests with an entry fee to be a form of sports wagering and therefore off-limits to student-athletes, regardless of sports.
In the state of Virginia fantasy sports, including Daily Fantasy Sports, are legal.
According to the original report from the Richmond Times Dispatch, the players were involved in Fantasy Football. However, there is no detail as to whether it was Daily Fantasy Sports are a regular weekly fantasy football league.
While the amounts that the players were playing for were not disclosed, the overarching issue was the players involved in fantasy sports.