NCAA, Clemson Comment on Ray Ray Situation

Clemson and the NCAA released a joint statement regarding Ray Ray and his 11-year old brother.

"The media reports about circumstances involving a Clemson University football student-athlete (Ray Ray McElrathbey) have not represented the facts.

"Although the NCAA had no knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the student-athlete until today (Wednesday), it is working with Clemson and the Atlantic Coast Conference to assist the student-athlete.

"Although conference and NCAA rules generally prohibit benefits to student-athletes beyond a grant-in-aid, individual circumstances can and are taken into consideration in unusual situations. The University is preparing a petition for waiver to determine if funds and contributions can be collected to help the young man and his brother." Top Stories