GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd must sit out another game and repay about $2,700 to charity before he is eligible to compete.
The NCAA's student-athlete reinstatement staff handed down its decision Thursday. Floyd sat out Florida's season opener last week and will do the same Saturday against UAB.
The university declared Floyd ineligible for violating the NCAA's preferential treatment rules. He received $2,500 over several months from an individual not associated with the university. Floyd used the money for living expenses, transportation and other expenses. He also received impermissible benefits prior to enrollment, including transportation and lodging related to unofficial visits to several institutions. Florida was not one of the schools.