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Mother of Five-Star Michigan Target Starts Petition to Overturn Satellite Camp Ban


Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Many saw last week's ban on satellite camps by the NCAA as a shot at the Michigan Wolverines and Jim Harbaugh.

But in reality the change will also hurt athletes who could benefit from programs coming to visit them rather than vice-versa. In light of this, a petition has emerged seeking to overturn the ban.

The above tweet is from Donovan Peoples-Jones, a wide receiver and five-star Michigan target from Detroit. The petition was started by his mother, Rozlyn Peoples.

You can read the entire appeal at this link, but here are the changes it seeks:

Our goal is to raise awareness to key decision makers within the NCAA governance structure and urge them to act in a manner that is in the best interests of students.

Our solution is to encourage the NCAA Division I Board of Directors to withhold confirming the vote in favor of proposal 2015-59 by the NCAA's Division 1 Council.

We need your help in two ways:

1. Sign the petition today so that we can overturn this legislation .

2. Share this petition via email and on every social media platform you have.

This Petition will go to every member on the NCAA Board of Directors listed below. Please include #changencaa with your comment.

So far the petition has been signed 5,804 times, with a goal of reaching 7,500. Who knows if it will have any effect, but at least the NCAA is hearing some backlash from its decision.