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The Michigan Wolverines aren’t the only team to deal with NCAA scrutiny this season. The Florida Gators are the latest school to be under investigation.

Per reports, the NCAA is investigating the Gators over its recruitment of quarterback Jaden Rashada involving an NIL offer.

“We have been and will continue to cooperate with the NCAA,” Gators spokesperson Steve McClain said. “We hold ourselves to high standards of excellence and integrity on and off the field. Because we follow NCAA policies about maintaining confidentiality, we are unable to offer additional comments.”

According to the Tampa Tribune, the NCAA started looking into the program during the summer of 2023 over Rashada, who ended up playing for Arizona State this past season.

What is known is that Rashada was reportedly offered a huge NIL deal to sign with the Gators, but for whatever reason it fell through. He was reportedly offered a $13 million deal from the Gator Collective, which oversees the school’s NIL deals.

Florida was already dealing with sanctions for NCAA violations under former head coach Dan Mullen. But the NCAA has been looking to flex its muscles around NIL more and this situation might be exactly what they’ve been looking for.

The Gators’ rivals, the Florida State Seminoles, recently got hit with two years of probation due to an assistant head coach violating NIL rules.

{The Tampa Tribune}

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