Missouri State Reps Propose Bill to Ban Scholarships From Missouri College Athletes Who Quit Playing
In lieu of the University of Missouri football player strike, a bill has been proposed to revoke the scholarships of all collegiate student athletes in the state of Missouri who choose to quit playing sports other than for health reasons.
Republican state representative Rick Brattin proposed the bill that was officially pre-filed on Monday afternoon, and it would take effect on August 28, 2016 should it be passed.
The bill has not been confirmed as of now, and there is no hearing that has been scheduled by the Missouri House of Representatives.
The Missouri Legion of Black Collegians led a strike earlier this year, stating that the black athletes would refuse to play until then-president Tim Wolfe stepped down (who was resigned from his position in November), in the wake of his criticism of the race-related issues happening on the campus of the University of Missouri.
*Update (12/16/2015): The proposal was withdrawn from consideration earlier today.