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A recent development reveals that a federal judge rejected Tennessee’s plea for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on Tuesday. The denied request aimed to permit high school recruits in Tennessee and Virginia to engage with NIL collectives directly while still in high school.

This decision comes amidst the NCAA’s ongoing investigation into the University of Tennessee’s recruitment practices concerning quarterback Nico Iamaleava. While there’s been widespread discussion about the Vols’ management of NIL affairs, the university contends that they’ve adhered to regulations, asserting consistency with other prominent college football programs.

Athletic director Danny White expressed firm opposition to the investigation, emphasizing Tennessee’s commitment to high standards. Judge Clifton L Corker, presiding over the Eastern District of Tennessee, ruled in favor of the NCAA following an antitrust lawsuit filed by the attorneys general of Tennessee and Virginia. This ruling arrives just ahead of National Signing Day, a crucial event in collegiate sports recruitment.

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