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Negedu has waiver to play this season

Updated: July 2, 2010, 3:31 PM ET
By Diamond Leung | ESPN.com

New Mexico forward Emmanuel Negedu, the Tennessee transfer who suffered sudden cardiac arrest last September, was granted a hardship waiver Friday that will allow him to play during the 2010-11 season, according to a source close to the situation.

New Mexico had appealed to the NCAA for Negedu to be granted immediate eligibility after Tennessee's decision not to clear him to play prompted a transfer. He can now compete as a sophomore after being inactive for Tennessee this past season.

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