UPDATE: UVA star Kyle Guy can post wedding registry online after initially being told otherwise.
University of Virginia Athletic Director Carla Williams spoke to reporters Friday and assured that the situation that picked up steam revolving around star swingman Kyle Guy and his wedding registry being an NCAA violation was just a misunderstanding.
Guy and his fiancee Alexis Jenkins are free to proceed as they were.
Communication is a beautiful thing, especially in the world of intercollegiate athletics.
Going on a run to the Final Four will give student athletes several perks and added benefits. But it also can come with some restrictions on gifts ... and confusing rules about restrictions on gifts. Like, for a wedding registry.
University of Virginia's Kyle Guy is the lucky (or unlucky) man in this scenario. Guy is engaged to long-time girlfriend Alexa Jenkins and the two are planning on tying the knot this summer. For their upcoming wedding, like most couples, they set up a registry for gifts to celebrate the occassion.
Oh wait. Gifts? NCAA athletes? That cannot happen. Guy told reporters he had stopped the gift registry from happening as soon as fans started buying them gifts.
Virginia's Kyle Guy and his fiancee can't start their wedding registry because NCAA. pic.twitter.com/kuFB3O8A0f— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) April 4, 2019
In the video, the Cavaliers' guard said right now he is focusing on the Final Four and winning a national championship. Afterwards he'll re-visit the situation with the registry.
But on Thursday, after the video went viral, NCAA president Mark Emmert said the NCAA had never tried to rain on anyone's wedding day.
"Nobody in the NCAA said anything of the sort," Emmert told reporters. "We don't know what the source of that information was, whether it came from the institution or not. It's certainly not the case that that's a violation of NCAA rules. We allow people to have all the usual and accustomed gifts among families and friends at all holidays and weddings of the sort."
"We've been reaching back out already to the university to try to find out what transpired there. That's simply an inaccurate story."
According to Michael Phillips of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, it was UVA, not the NCAA, that requested the website Busted Coverage to remove a post on its website about the wedding registry.
Guy, a junior, will have one year of eligibility remaining after this season.
He is the leading scorer for Virginia as they play the Auburn Tigers for a spot in the national championship on Saturday.
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