Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Clemson and NCAA set up special trust fund for a very special family.


This is a great story that involves a Clemson football player. Freshman cornerback Ray Ray McElarathbey has taken over temporary custody of his 11-year old brother, Fahmarr.

He took over custody of him because of their mother's continuing drug addiction. Ray Ray said that he didn't want his younger brother to return to a foster home. The two brothers have been living together in an apartment near Clemson's campus on Ray Ray's scholarship.

NCAA bended their own rules and granted Clemson a waiver last week that allowed them to set up a special trust fund called "Fahmarr McElrathbey Trust Fund". This trust fund will help provide food and clothing and it allows family members of Clemson football coaches and administrators to provide Fahmarr transportation.

Like I said earlier, this is a great story. The full story can be read by clicking on the link above.

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