CMU to Appeal NCAA Sanction Against Starting QB Moore

MT. PLEASANT – Central Michigan University announced Tuesday that it plans to appeal an NCAA decision to sanction starting quarterback David Moore after he tested positive for a banned substance.

CMU says Moore’s use of an over-the-counter nutritional supplement is the likely cause of the positive test result.

“The university partners with the NCAA to ensure its student-athletes play by the rules and exhibit the highest level of conduct. Based on the university’s review of the available evidence, the university has decided to appeal this ruling,” CMU Athletic Director Michael Alford said in a release.

If the NCAA decision is not overturned after the appeal, Moore will have to sit out 365 days. Moore is required to sit out during the appeal process.

The Chippewas will not have to forfeit any games that Moore appeared in.

A transfer from Garden City Community College, Moore, a junior, has appeared in all six of CMU’s games this fall, including starting the previous four games. Moore has completed 94-of-164 passes for 1,143 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions and rushed for 66 yards and a score.

The Chippewas (3-3) will host New Mexico State (0-6) at 3 p.m. Saturday at Kelly/Shorts Stadium on homecoming.

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