CHARLESTON, W.V. (WVDN) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, issued the following statement and questioned the NCAA for denying a waiver to RaeQuan Battle, barring the student-athlete from playing basketball for West Virginia University.
“The recent decision to deny RaeQuan Battle’s eligibility to play basketball at West Virginia University this season raises serious legal issues that demand answers. Like many WVU fans and citizens of West Virginia, I was dismayed by this move and am hopeful it can still be fixed in time for the 2023-24 season.
We are engaged on this matter and will be weighing in more formally in the days ahead. We want to make sure the right things happen for RaeQuan and WVU, and that any action taken is consistent with the rule of law. As the Attorney General of West Virginia, I take our antitrust authority seriously and will take all appropriate steps to ensure our laws are followed.”
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