BOISE -- The NCAA granted Boise State a waiver to immediately assist future Bronco football player Antoine Turner on Wednesday.
The university says it will provide Turner with a hotel room and three meals a day. They'll also pay for his transportation to Boise.
For the past few weeks, Turner has been staying in motels approximately four nights a week and sleeping in his girlfriends car the other three.
This means that Boise State can help provide Turner a stable living environment until he moves to Boise on June 1. At that point, Boise State can treat him like any other student-athlete on scholarship, meaning he will have housing, a meal plan and more.
Following the news, Turner passed along this statement to KTVB sports director Jay Tust:
I want to thank the people of Boise and Boise State for the love they have showed me in my life right now. I want to thank the NCAA for allowing assistance. I'm humbled by the situation. I'm humbled by the fact I went through what I went through and I want to thank my grandparents for teaching me to be humble. The best thing is - kids that are going through a similar situation can view this as an inspiration. They can succeed. There are still people that care and just because somebody tells you that you can't do something, it doesn't mean you can't. Now, I would like to focus on my finals, getting to Boise and getting back to the game I love - football.