The lawyer for Oklahoma’s Mike Balogun said Friday morning he has been notified the NCAA amateurism certification staff will make a decision on his client's eligibility today, but he is not optimistic the news will be good.
In fact, just the opposite.
"I am confident they will not certify him," attorney Woody Glass said. "If [the staff] was going to certify him, they would have done it a long, long time ago."
At issue is whether Balogun, 25, competed in amateur football after turning 21, which would cost him a year of eligibility and make him ineligible this season.
Friday's decision will not, however, be final unless Balogun is re-certified.
“The amateurism staff will submit their proposed findings of fact supporting their decision,” Glass explained. “They will request a response from [Oklahoma] and Mike to agree with their proposed findings.
“If we cannot agree, we will submit our proposed findings of fact. The two position statements will then be submitted to a fact finding committee that will resolve the factual issues. Once the factual issues are decided, the case gets submitted to the Amateurism Certification Committee for decision.”
-- Mike Jones