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.”
The NCAA did not request that Tennessee State remove any specific GoFundMe accounts, nor was Christion Abercrombie’s eligibility ever at risk.
Our only focus is supporting Christion Abercrombie and Tennessee State.
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.