The NCAA has denied K.J. Smith’s quest for a medical red-shirt and a sixth year of eligibility. Rivals broke the story.
The NCAA has denied #Baylor’s application for DE K.J. Smith’s bid for a 6th year of eligibility (medical redshirt), a #Baylor spokesperson said Friday. No appeal is expected.— SicEmSports (@SicEmSports) January 26, 2018
Smith missed 11 games for the Bears last season. He’d been a program leader and wanted to return for another season. But the NCAA has denied him. The NCAA has found another way to make a bad decision.
Smith ends his Baylor career as one of the best defensive linemen in program history. He was well-respected by the league’s coaches, the media and advanced stats. He deserved another year, but the NCAA finds a new way to make a baffling decision.