FOR THE RECORD is a new feature to NCAA.org where the NCAA will correct
or clarify misleading or incorrect information appearing in press
statements to Memphis Commercial Appeal and other media by attorney
Donald Jackson regarding the initial eligibility request for Jerrell
Powe are inaccurate.
In these recent press reports, Mr.
Jackson accuses the NCAA of "stalling" the decision regarding Mr.
Powe's eligibility. However, Mr. Jackson did not send initial
information to the NCAA regarding Mr. Powe's 2007 eligibility request
until July 23, 2007 followed by more required information on July 24,
with the most recent information sent on July 31.
this information was incomplete and the NCAA staff is in the process of
preparing a document for Mr. Jackson which details the needed
information that he has failed to provide.
Mr. Jackson has asserted that the NCAA violated federal student privacy
rights by releasing Powe’s academic record last year. In fact, Mr.
Powe’s academic records were released by his former attorney, not the