NCAA Clears Texas in Case of Impostor Football Player

From Staff and Wire Reports

The NCAA said Thursday that it has cleared the University of Texas of any wrongdoing in the infamous case of ineligible football player Ron Weaver.

DeLoss Dodds, the school's athletic director, said the NCAA informed the school there would be no further investigation into Weaver or his playing time last season.

Weaver, 30, changed his identity to extend his college eligibility. He enrolled at Texas as 23-year-old Joel Ron McKelvey and played a limited role as a backup cornerback for the Longhorns last season until being discovered two days before they were to play Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl.

After Weaver had exhausted his eligibility at Sacramento State, he adopted the name of a Salinas, Calif., man and entered Pierce College as a freshman. He ultimately transferred to Texas.

"We were confident throughout this case that we followed every proper NCAA and University of Texas procedure in recruiting and admitting the individual we believe was Ron McKelvey," Dodds said.

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