Adoption Used to Avoid NCAA Trouble


For those who think NCAA rules on amateurism are outdated and hypocritical, Sharrif Floyd could be a folk hero.

Floyd found a most interesting way around some of those rules. When the George Washington High graduate went off to play football at Florida, he didn't have anyone in his life who could afford to help him out financially within the rules.

At first, that got Floyd in trouble with the NCAA. Then he was adopted, at age 20.

NCAA rules were broken that forced Floyd to sit out two games in 2011. That part of his story goes back to George Washington, when several local men began an organization they called the SAM Foundation, for student-athlete...

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