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Discussion in 'Hallgator's Nuttin but Net' started by tampajack1, Sep 3, 2021.

  1. murphree_hall

    murphree_hall GC Hall of Fame

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    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.
     
  2. paidinfull

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    He doesn’t need to be “released”. If he wants to leave, he’s free to do so at any time. Maybe he doesn’t want to. Maybe he likes being here and wants to stay whether he’s able to get cleared or not. I don’t know, but I’m not gonna assume he’s being cornered by UF. Surely, if that were the case, he would just leave.

    If there is no diagnosis, nor something they are actively monitoring, then I’m sure he’s smart enough to read the writing on the wall and know it’s unlikely UF will ever clear him. If they’re still actively monitoring something, then maybe he thinks there’s still a chance. I have to believe Key is in the loop enough to understand the situation he’s in. He’s free to meet with other doctors, and he can enter the portal if he’d like to explore the possibility of being cleared at another school.
    Him still being here says to me, he still wants to be here.
     
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  3. GatorLurker

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    The question I have is it UF or the UAA that might be blocking this? They are separate things.
     
  4. tampajack1

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    I don’t see anything to indicate that UF is blocking him from playing.
     
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  5. GatorLurker

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    I agree. UF cannot be sued unless the State of Florida allows them to be sued. The UAA is separate from UF and is a non-profit corporation (legally, but not really) entity. I suspect (I am not a lawyer so I might have this wrong) that they can be sued without the protections of the State.
     
  6. wci347

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    I am sure the terms of any athletic scholarship regulate what a student athlete can and cannot do off campus that would violate the terms of his or her scholarship.

    Mae haven’t seen Key working out because to do so would in all likelihood violate such terms (as modified in his case post incident).

    Rather than at least maintaining a right to get a four year degree for free, Key has abided by those terms, and is exploring options in Europe or with a move to the NBA.
     
  7. murphree_hall

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    You missed my point. Regardless of the terms of the scholarship, there is no way that UF would release Key for working out. I gave the reasons why in my post.
     
  8. sHiNeR2

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    if we only had keyontae...
     
  9. the_alphagator1906

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    Would be tip 5 in the country
     
  10. sHiNeR2

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    honestly, yeh