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Update Southern says Redding was eligible to play vs NSU

4 years 8 months 6 days ago Tuesday, September 16 2014 Sep 16, 2014 September 16, 2014 6:21 PM September 16, 2014 in Sports
Source: WBRZ Sports 2
By: Seth Lewis

UPDATE 9/17:

Southern University released a statement on Wednesday stating that OL Reginald Redding was eligible to play in the Jaguars' game against Northwestern State on Saturday night.

The school said in the release that "a misinterpretation of a conversation involving the student-athlete and the SU compliance officer Monday resulted in the student-athlete's comments to a reporter that he believed he was not eligible to play. Redding was cleared to play in the game against Northwestern State.

Redding's status as a certified eligible student-athlete remains unchanged and he is eligible to play for the rest of the season."

BATON ROUGE - Southern starting Left Tackle Reginald Redding took the field against Northwestern State Saturday, but he wasn't suppose to. 

The junior was on a list of ineligible players but his name was overread, according to Redding. The list included the three starting defensive backs that were held out of the game, Dionte McDuffy, Kevin King and De'Andre Woodland.


It's the third time Redding has been ruled ineligible this year. Redding hopes to be cleared for this week's SWAC opener versus Prairie View.

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