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NCAA shuts down Go Fund Me campaigns for severely injured TSU linebacker

Abercrombie TSU

Apparently, the college athletic governing body wants to make sure the linebacker doesn’t profit from his injury.

Christion Abercrombie is fighting for his life in the hospital and the NCAA is fighting to make sure charitable giving is coming through its preferred source.

Tennessee State has shut down two Go Fund Me pages created in the wake of the sophomore linebacker’s severe head injury in TSU’s loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday.

TSU requested that pages by Nashville citizen Jake Waddell and Fachon Reed, the sister of head football coach Rod Reed, be taken down after the NCAA communicated that they may put his eligibility in jeopardy.

Apparently, the college athletic governing body wants to make sure the linebacker doesn’t profit from his injury.

Abercrombie, a transfer from Illinois, has been in critical condition since the game. He underwent emergency surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is listed in critical condition.

The Tigers have set up a Go-Fund Me to raise funds for Abercrombie’s family. A goal of $250k has been set. His medical expenses will be paid by insurance policies provided by TSU and the NCAA.

A vigil on Tennessee State’s campus was set for Monday night at 9 PM.



  1. Marcus Brummer

    October 3, 2018 at 5:11 am

    But the NCAA has no problem profiting from his athleticism. Will they now foot the bill for his medical needs both now & in the future? If he is a scholarship athlete he is not allowed to have other employment while on scholarship. This is paramount to a non-compete or no moonlighting clause in an employment agreement. His injury should therefore be classified as an OJI (on the job injury), qualifying him for Workmen’s Comp & disability payments by his employer (the NCAA).

  2. Ella Cowart

    October 3, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    It’s usually like that so the player can keep their scholarship

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