August 9th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

The NCAA has denied an appeal to overturn a two-year suspension of LSU football player Kristian Fulton, who got caught and admitted to cheating on a drug test. “We will pursue a waiver to get him on the field. That starts tomorrow. That is still a possibility. Candidly, this is extremely disappointing. They made the wrong decision,” Fulton’ attorney Don Jackson said.  Fulton, who came to Baton Rouge as a five-star cornerback out of New Orleans, will remain ineligible for the 2018 football season after an NCAA appeals committee on Thursday chose not to lift the two-year ban that it implemented more than 18 months ago. Fulton substituted another person’s urine for his own during an NCAA drug test in February 2017 and missed last season while serving the first year of the two-year ban, a harsh penalty that his parents have been fighting for a year. Sports Illustrateddetailed the report in a story published in June. The NCAA denied the appeal despite LSU’s support of Fulton during this last-ditch appeal, which was led by Fulton family attorney Don Jackson. In a letter to the NCAA appeals committee obtained by Sports Illustrated, LSU “requested immediate eligibility” for Fulton in citing a mishandling of the player’s drug sample. – ROSS DELLENGER, si – Read More

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