As a result of a recent Yahoo! Sports article that chronicled NCAA violations regarding players and their families receiving money from agents, Michigan State’s Miles Bridges was briefly deemed ineligible to play. However, it only took $40 for the Spartans guard to be reinstated.
According to a recent statement by Michigan State sent to The Athletic’s Brendan F. Quinn, Bridges was declared ineligible on Friday, but was reinstated by Saturday afternoon, one day before Michigan State’s final game of the regular season against Wisconsin. In order to be reinstated, the NCAA required Bridges to make a $40 donation to a charity of his choice.
But why did Bridges have to make this donation?
According to Michigan State’s statement, members of Bridges’ family met with an agent for dinner, which Bridges did not know about. The $40 donation makes up for the cost of the dinner that his family had with the agent.
Here is part of Michigan State’s statement:
“Last winter (2016-17) Bridges’ family members had dinner with an agent, without Bridges’ knowledge. As a part of the reinstatement process, Bridges was required to pay $40 (value of dinner) to a charity of his choice.”
Bridges played in Michigan State’s game on Sunday, scoring 10 points while adding 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 1 block in a 68-63 win over Wisconsin.
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