By Cody Soto
After news broke that Baylor football running back Silas Nacita was removed from the team on Wednesday morning, many football fans responded to the reports and voiced their concerns.
Confusion was the main cause for the outrage, stemming from Nacita’s statement he posted on his Twitter account on Wednesday morning. The dust has settled on the situation, and Nacita posted yet another response on Twitter early Thursday morning clarifying some grey areas about his previous statement.
“First off, I’d like to thank you all for the support, but after further discussion with compliance I would like to clarify a couple components from my original statement,” Nacita wrote on his Twitter account. “In my previous tweet, I labeled the people who helped me as a ‘close family friend.’ This was misleading.”
Nacita stated that the “close family friend” who helped provide him housing was merely an acquaintance from his hometown of Bakersfield, Calif.
“Although at this point in time we consider ourselves as such, at the time I was only close friends with one member of the family,” Nacita stated. “At the time I did not think this was inappropriate behavior, but now I can see that I made a mistake by disregarding guidance from Baylor compliance on what benefits I may accept. I take full responsibility for my choice to accept these inappropriate benefits.”
Nacita tweeted once more this morning indicating he will continue to attend school at Baylor University despite his football ineligibility.
“From here, I would like to get back to my studies so that I’m not paying off these student loans when I’m 50. Thank you,” Nacita wrote.
No further statements from Baylor Athletics or the NCAA have been released.