CHARLESTON, WV (WVDN) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, said he is deeply disappointed that NCAA officials have decided to deny RaeQuan Battle’s Transfer Waiver appeal, effectively barring the student-athlete from playing basketball for West Virginia University.
“For too long, the NCAA has failed to maintain a consistent and defensible transfer policy. Refusing to let RaeQuan play is only the latest example,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Its approach has placed it in legal peril. The NCAA is not immune from the laws of competition. It cannot continue reaching wildly inconsistent conclusions about students’ eligibility that harm athletic and economic fair play.”
“This decision is deeply disturbing,” the Attorney General continued. “I am coordinating with RaeQuan’s attorney and other attorneys general on next steps. But rest assured, my office will vigorously pursue all of our legal options.
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