Baylor walk-on RB ruled ineligible for NCAA rules violation

Baylor says running back Silas Nacita will no longer be part of the football program because of rules violations that affect his eligibility.

Nacita, a walk-on reserve from Bakersfield, California, posted on Twitter on Wednesday he had been ruled ineligible by the NCAA because he accepted an offer from a close family friend to provide a place for him to live when he could not afford to pay for it himself.

Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw released a statement, confirming Nacita was off the team, though it did not give details as to why.

The NCAA tweeted it had not declared Nacita ineligible and Baylor had not requested a waiver for him to be reinstated. Typically, a school rules a player ineligible, and then requests an NCAA waiver for reinstatement.

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