The Thunder Giveth, the NAIA Taketh Away 11/27/13
OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma City Thunder fan who hit a half-court shot for $20,000 may not be able to keep both the money and his eligibility to compete in college sports.
Cameron Rodriguez is a sophomore forward for the Southwestern College which is an NAIA school. He sank the promotional shot Nov. 18 during the Thunder's home game against the Denver Nuggets.
The NAIA has informed the 23-year-old if he keeps the money he will lose his amateur status.
The Winfield, Kan.-based school has appealed, asking if the money can be accepted in the form of a scholarship.