NCAA says Boise State can immediately help homeless Antoine Turner

Antoine TurnerThe NCAA has finally decided to act after a lot of public pressure and now they say Boise State may provide immediate assistance to Antoine Turner, an incoming football player.

The NCAA sent this tweet on Wednesday after Turner’s story began receiving attention this week:

As we covered earlier on Wednesday, Boise State fans wanted to help Turner, who has had a life of hardship. His mother died in Hurricane Katrina, his father is estranged, and he was no longer allowed to live with his uncle because of housing regulations. That led him to live with his girlfriend and sleep in motels or at the park.

A defensive end and transfer from Fullerton JC in California, Turner will now be able to receive assistance from Boise State in the form of immediate room and board, as he should.

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  • Geoff Marolda

    “The NCAA has finally decided to act after a lot of public pressure”

    Is it public pressure or when Boise State actually reached out to them? Why cast the NCAA in a negative light on this issue?

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    The public pressure. If there isn’t public outrage over the story, do you really think they act swiftly? No way

  • ElderAmbassador

    How about because they deserve it. I have no use whatsoever for the NBA and the NFL as “ruling” groups, and the NCAA is rapidly approaching the same level of my disdain.