Yeah, they can advise him, but he doesn’t have to comply. Worst they could do is yank his scholarship, and let’s face it… you want to talk about a PR nightmare imagine kicking off the team a universally loved player because he chooses to exercise on his own. I disagree that the university could be seen as endorsing his workouts or would be liable in any way. He is not a prisoner, and they don’t own his body. The guy can work out if he wants to. I would tell the school respectfully that I appreciate their concern, but I’m doing what I want in this situation.