Memphis freshman James Wiseman has been suspended for 12 games and must donate $11,500 to a charity of his choosing as ruled by the NCAA. The Athletic’s Shams Charania was the first to report the news.
NCAA also says Wiseman "must donate $11,500 to a charity of his choice." Wiseman will be cleared to play on Jan. 12 at South Florida. https://t.co/PCNVC5V44u
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 20, 2019
Wiseman was one of the top recruits in the 2019 recruiting class and his presence on Memphis’ campus made the Tigers title contenders. The NCAA investigated him because head coach Penny Hardaway helped his family financially as they moved to Memphis.
The donation is an interesting punishment for a college athlete, as athletes are only able to make so much money a year and that is only if they work a side job.
Wiseman had filed a lawsuit against the NCAA, but rescinded it as the punishment wasn’t reportedly going to keep him out all season.
He will be able to return on January 12 when the Tigers play the USF Bulls.