Earlier this month, the NCAA ruled Oklahoma State receiver Dez Bryant ineligible for lying about his relationship with Deion Sanders.
Though it widely was believed that Bryant would be reinstated, the NCAA has decided not to give Bryant a reprieve at any point during the 2009 season.
Though Bryant could try to return next year, it’s highly unlikely that he’ll pass on the rookie contract free-for-all that’s coming in 2010.
Meanwhile, we’ve heard ongoing rumblings that the NCAA is continuing to look into the entire Dez Bryant’s situation. As we’ve pointed out previously, the NCAA didn’t start sniffing around Dez Bryant because they were concerned that Deion fed him a hamburger. The thinking was and is that someone might have given Bryant something that would have jeopardized his eligibility.
The fact that the NCAA has been lied to will only increase the organization’s zeal, and we suspect that this development doesn’t close the book on the Bryant situation.