|Former Florida State quarterback Adrian McPherson is looking at Tennessee State to relaunch his collegiate football career after accusations of illicit net-betting. Tennessee State, a division 1-AA team, will need to apply to the NCAA to get McPherson back on the turf, but hope is high for the young superstar as the typical penalty for betting on a college game by a college athlete is only a one-year loss of eligibility. |
However, if the NCAA finds that McPherson bet on an FSU game while he was playing for FSU, the maximum penalty the NCAA can administer, a lifetime ban from NCAA play, may be enforced. However, since much of McPherson’s alleged betting occurred online, it is unlikely that the NCAA will be able to dig up enough evidence against the young athlete for a conviction. Online sportsbooks generally ensure the privacy of their players and in some cases are bound by law not to release their personal betting information to anyone- including the NCAA.