The NCAA will allow Boise State to provide immediate assistance to homeless recruit Antoine Turner.
After Boise State's request last night, the school may provide immediate assistance to football student-athlete Antoine Turner.— NCAA (@NCAA) May 14, 2014
Turner's story was told Sunday in a special by Boise station KTVB. After bouncing around from home-to-home in New Orleans, Turner went to Fullerton (Calif.) Junior College to play football. After arriving at Fullerton, he had no place to stay, and slept on a park bench before moving in with his girlfriend's family.
He was living with his uncle, but government housing regulations meant he couldn't stay with him. Turner was planning to spend the weeks until he left for campus in June in a motel when he could afford it and in his girlfriend's car when he couldn't.
After the story aired, Boise sent out a letter saying fans and boosters were prohibited from providing assistance to Turner because of NCAA rules and that the school was exploring a waiver to provide aid to Turner before school began.
A spokesperson for Boise State said the school was in the process of contacting Turner as he finishes up classes at Fullerton to find out his immediate needs.
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