Just over a week away from a matchup between his current team and former team, Cade Mays is officially eligible for Tennessee.

Some prominent names were quick to react to the big news. Congressman Tim Burchett celebrated the decision and praised Mays’ attorney Greg Isaacs.

“Congratulations Cade Mays on being cleared by the SEC to play for the Vols. Great work by Greg Isaacs #CadeMaysIsFree,” Burchett tweeted.

Isaacs shared a celebratory tweet of his own. He returned the favor and tagged Burchett in the following tweet:

“Mission accomplished… Great team effort with the University of Tennessee. Cade Mays is a deserving student athlete. Cade has been freed.”

Who knows if it was legal pressure of high-profile support of #FreeCadeMays on social media or a combination of both, but the SEC finally decided to grant the waivers.

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Tennessee sports betting officially launched on November 1, 2020. Tennessee was the first SEC state to legalize sports betting.