Negedu gets waiver to play for New Mexico

Former Tennessee men's basketball player Emmanuel Negedu has received a waiver from the NCAA to be eligible to play this season at New Mexico.

UT assistant coach Steve Forbes said he talked with Negedu Friday. UT staff member Marc Pancratz also talked to Negedu and released the information on his Twitter account about the 6-foot-7 forward receiving the waiver.

He has three years of eligibility remaining.

Negedu's heart stopped following a workout in the UT indoor football facility on Sept. 28, 2009. He had a internal cardiac defibrillator implanted in his chest and did not play last season.

UT announced in April that they would not give medical clearance for Negedu to return to the team.

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Comments » 11

V_O_L_S_GO_VOLS_GO writes:

Best wishes, Emmanuel.

69vol08 writes:

Best wishes...take care of yourself! You will always be a Vol and welcome in BOC!

always_vol (Inactive) writes:

Go, E, Go!!!

Just please don't come back to bite us in the butt...

alwaysVol writes:

my 2nd favorite basketball team. good luck E-man

VolInIndy writes:

Be blessed. You are very deserving of good things. Too bad our society's current fear of lawsuits kept you from gracing the floor again as a Vol. You will always be one of my favorite Vols.

allvol9 writes:

I am happy for E. He will always be a Vol to me....but I wish health, happiness and alot of success at New Mexico!

always_vol (Inactive) writes:

This is Alford's team, right?? interesting how he keeps crossing our path:
-humiliated UT in NCAA's (while with Southern NW East Missouri State), hastening Jerry Green's exit
-Got Tyler Smith to Iowa
-Did poorly at Iowa, left. This helped Tyler get to UT.
-Now taking in E-man, who just may really become a superstar out there.

It's late, I'm tired, too damned lazy to fact check.

orangeman1 writes:

in response to alwaysVol:

my 2nd favorite basketball team. good luck E-man

I will definately keep up with N Mexico now. It will be interesting to see how well they do. I wish him the best, but wish he would be playing in orange.

jzt writes:

I wish he was still a Vol, hope nothing but the best for E-man.

AtLeastMyTeamHasPerfectSeasons writes:

Thanks for your time here, but Vol fans, we must move on.

Bigger_Al writes:

Good luck, E-Man!

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