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NCAA Responds To Christion Abercrombie GoFundMe Report

The Tennessean previously reported on Monday that two other GoFundMe pages in support of Christion Abercrombie post-injury launched by individuals Fachon Reed, the sister of TSU coach Rod Reed, and Nashville resident Jake Waddell were "taken down at TSU's request because of a potential violation of NCAA rules.

The Tennessean previously reported on Monday that two other GoFundMe pages in support of Christion Abercrombie post-injury launched by individuals Fachon Reed, the sister of TSU coach Rod Reed, and Nashville resident Jake Waddell were “taken down at TSU’s request because of a potential violation of NCAA rules.” According to the news organization, “the NCAA also told TSU any other crowd-funding attempts may put Abercrombie’s eligibility in jeopardy.”

The Tennessee State football player’s medical expenses will be paid by insurance policies provided by TSU and the NCAA.

The NCAA responded to the Tennessean report in a series of tweets claiming they “did not request that Tennessee State remove any specific GoFundMe accounts, nor was Christion Abercrombies eligibility ever at risk.”

Inside the NCAA on Twitter

The NCAA did not request that Tennessee State remove any specific GoFundMe accounts, nor was Christion Abercrombie’s eligibility ever at risk.


Inside the NCAA on Twitter

Our only focus is supporting Christion Abercrombie and Tennessee State.


Inside the NCAA on Twitter

In addition, the NCAA pays the full premium for the catastrophic injury insurance program, which covers student-athletes who are catastrophically injured while participating in their respective sport.

Erin Ashey Simon is a writer, producer, host and contributor for The Shadow League. Host of Grass Routes Podcast and the NBA 2K League’s The Post Up, a former college athlete who passes the time playing flag football. Simon has previous work experience at Cycle Media, REVOLT TV, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Originally from New Jersey, Simon graduated from the University of Kentucky.