When the story broke that Virginia cornerback Chuck Davis won a $100,000 lottery prize, the natural inclination from college football fans was to ask if the NCAA will take it and rule him eligible for the remainder of his career.
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After working out on Sunday morning, Davis, a redshirt freshman who transferred from Nebraska and sat out the 2016 season, stopped by 7-Eleven to get coffee for his mother. He also grabbed a lottery ticket, opting for five numbers suggested by his grandma.
“We shouted together,” Davis said of celebrating with his grandma after checking the website. “I looked at the numbers on the website after the drawing and said, ‘I … won!"
Davis must obviously pay taxes on the winnings, but the NCAA cannot touch one penny.
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It's unclear if the NCAA intends to create a Student-Athlete Lottery Winners Oversight Committee that would regulate the lucrative industry of student-athletes using their name and/or likeness to purchase a ticket.