The NCAA has determined that University of North Carolina fullback Devon Ramsay did not commit a violation and is eligible to return to play immediately, UNC announced today.
“We are delighted for Devon," said UNC athletic director Dick Baddour in a statement. "He is an outstanding young man and this is the right decision. Devon and his family never wavered in their belief that he did not commit a violation as we worked through this process. We appreciate the time and attention given to this case by the NCAA staff.”
Ramsay played in the first four games of his junior season last fall before UNC officials discovered his correspondence with a university tutor during an NCAA investigation of impermissible benefits and academic misconduct in the school's football program.
He was withheld from the team's remaining nine games and was declared permanently ineligible by the NCAA on Nov. 15.
Ramsay has one season of eligibility remaining.