Alabama guard Jahvon Quinerly’s appeal for immediate eligibility has been denied by the NCAA Committee for Legislative Relief, the University announced in a statement Monday afternoon.

Quinerly, who transferred to the Crimson Tide from Villanova in June, was hoping to not have to sit out this season. But after this most recent ruling, that looks to be the reality.

“We can’t begin to express how disappointed we are with this decision. Jahvon and his family have been through a set of circumstances that no student-athlete in the history of the NCAA has experienced,” a joint-statement from Alabama Athletics Director Greg Byrne and coach Nate Oats read. “Their name has been falsely dragged through the mud for two years, and we felt confident that the NCAA Committee for Legislative Relief would recognize this very unique set of circumstances. We will continue to support Jahvon and his family in every way that we can.”

The appeal rejected by the NCAA on Monday was an appeal of the initial denial of immediate illegibility that was handed out on Oct. 25.

Quinerly will have three years of eligibility left after he sits out the 2019-20 season.

Alabama will face Florida Atlantic University at Coleman Coliseum on Monday night. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.

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