The NCAAs decision to rule UCLA freshman guard Shabazz Muhammad ineligible has left his family distressed. The family has decided to speak out through a statement to CBSSports.com.
They are not pleased with the way the NCAA has handled the situation.
Shabazz and his family have been cooperating with the NCAA for well over a year, the statement read. Earlier this year, the NCAA asked Shabazz and his family not to reveal to each other or to the press facts related to the NCAA investigation. Despite the many untrue rumors which were circulating on the Internet, Shabazz and his family dutifully did what they were told. In order to entice Shabazz's family and others to cooperate, the NCAA repeatedly gave assurances that it would keep details of the investigation strictly confidential. As recently as November 2012, the NCAA promised that it would not issue a Press Release.
"Last Friday, the NCAA released a Press Release which not only was wrong in its conclusions but which a...