Former Michigan OL James Hudson III recently decided to transfer to Cincinnati, and he and the Bearcats petitioned the NCAA to let him play right away.

Considering the situations of those like former Ohio State QB Tate Martell, it seems as if the NCAA shouldn’t have any reason to deny a waiver, but that was the case for Hudson.

Per a tweet he sent out on Tuesday, despite his mental health concerns, the NCAA still ruled against him, saying he waited too long to discuss his struggles:

If that seems to be a bit confusing on the NCAA’s part, well, it is. The Bearcats will likely appeal this decision, but we’ll see what comes of it.