Former Cade Mays attorney Thomas Mars releases strong statement on NCAA decision
By now, you’ve probably heard that the NCAA denied the immediate eligibility waiver for Tennessee OL Cade Mays to play in 2020.
The Vols are appealing the decision, but it’s anyone’s guess whether or not the NCAA will overturn its own initial ruling.
Thomas Mars, the former attorney for Mays when the eligibility battle started, issued a statement condemning the NCAA. He said he thinks they might use dartboards to make eligibility decisions:
Tom Mars, former attorney for Cade Mays:
“I’m sadly disappointed to say the least. But at this point, I don’t think there’s anything the NCAA could do about a waiver request that would shock me. I’m starting to think they must use a dartboard to make these decisions.”
— Trey Wallace (@TreyWallace_) August 18, 2020
It certainly hurts the NCAA that there isn’t more transparency with regards to eligibility decisions. Perhaps that’s something the organization could explore moving forward.
The Tennessee offensive lineman will be waiting for the ruling on the appeal, but we’ll see how long it takes for that decision to be made public.