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Early Signing Period Penalties

Prospective student-athletes who will participate in football are prohibited from signing an NLI during the early signing period for another sport. A prospective student-athlete who signs an NLI during the early period in a sport other than football will be ineligible for practice and competition in football during the first year of enrollment at an NLI member institution and shall forfeit one season of competition in football. In circumstances where a prospective student-athlete's primary sport is not football, but anticipates participating in football, the prospective student-athlete should delay signing an NLI until either the football signing period or during the regular signing period for all other sports.