If a high school athlete signed a NLI for lacrosse during the early signing period, and is then ineligible for the high school team in spring because of a school suspension, will this suspension nullify the NLI?
No, a suspension on its own does not nullify the NLI. However, a suspension might trigger other events that would nullify the NLI. The NLI is nullified for the following reasons:
- if the school denies your application for admission; or
- you do not meet NCAA initial eligibility requirements.
- (Click here for a full explanation of when the NLI becomes null and void._
Accordingly, it is possible that a suspension, whether for behavioral or academic reasons, could negatively impact your admission to the school and you ability to meet the NCAA’s initial eligibility requirements.