State Rep. Moves to Revoke Player Scholarships

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The Missouri House of Representatives will review a house bill filed by Republican State Rep. Rick Brattin that would strip any scholarship athlete in the state of his or her scholarship if they refuse to play for any reason other than health-related issues.

The move follows the powerful Missouri football player strike that led to the resignation of university president Tim Wolfe in November.

The bill has not yet been confirmed for the House calendar in Missouri, and no hearing has been scheduled. But House Bill 1743 was officially pre-filed as of Monday afternoon, according to NBC Sports.

The bill states “that any college athlete on scholarship who refuses to play for a reason unrelated to health shall have his or her scholarship revoked.”

A proposed start date of August 28, 2016 has been listed for the bill to go into effect if signed into law.

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