Justin McCay's Petition To Play In 2012 Denied, Kansas Will Appeal

LAWRENCE, KS - DECEMBER 10: New head football coach Charlie Weis of the Kansas Jayhawks adresses the arena during halftime of the game between the Jayhawks and the Ohio State Buckeyes on December 10, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Wide receiver Justin McCay's petition to play right away for Kansas was denied, but the school will appeal to a subcommittee. The decision will be made on May 1.

Wide receiver Justin McCay decided to transfer from Oklahoma to Kansas so that he could be closer to his family. McCay is a former five-star prospect and in 2010 he redshirted his freshman year for Oklahoma and played sparingly this past season, and he decided to transfer to Kansas in order to be closer to his family.

McCay wanted to play right away so he applied for a hardship to do so, but his appeal was denied by the NCAA but McCay was told that if the school wanted to appeal they could do so to a subcommittee:

"We are disappointed in the NCAA staff's decision," said head coach Charlie Weis. "But we will take its advice and will appeal to the Subcommittee. We certainly hope that the members of the Subcommittee, who work day-to-day on campuses and in conference offices, will see Justin's situation for what it is and make a decision that is in his best interest."

The appeal will be made to the subcommittee on Tuesday April 24 and then a decision will be made on Tuesday May 1 at 5 p.m. If McCay win's the appeal he will be able to play in 2012 and have three years to play three seasons, but if the appeal is denied then he will have to sit out 2012 and have two years of eligibility left.

During spring drills McCay was listed as a backup wide receiver.

For more on Kansas football go visit Rock Chalk Talk, and for more offseason news go check out SB Nation's college football hub.

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