Monday, September 18, 2006

NCAA Shows Some Heart, Allows Others to Lend a Hand

You may have already heard the story of Clemson defensive back Ray Ray McElrathbey, a 19 year old who has temporary custody of his 11-year old brother Fahmarr while their mother is fighting through a drug problem. Offers of financial support came in to Ray Ray, but the NCAA initially ruled that would count as a dreaded "special benefit" and he could not receive the help. Fortunately, the ruling was reversed and McElrathbey will be allowed to receive donations to help him care for his brother.

Click here to read's Gene Wojcieckowski's column on the story


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