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NCAA Pardon

2:34 PM, Aug 20, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
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ESPN reports that the NCAA has backed off and granted an indulgence to a recently discharged Marine and given him permission to play college football.  

The NCAA ruled Monday that Middle Tennessee State freshman Steven Rhodes can "play immediately" after serving five years in the Marines. 

Former Marine Steven Rhodes reacts to the NCAA's decision to let him play football for Middle Tennessee State this season after he was ruled ineligible for participating in a recreational football league during his active enlistment.

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