AUBURN, Alabama — Auburn did not clear safety C.J. Harris to play football and rescinded its offer for a preferred walk-on spot because of a pre-existing medical condition, a source tells Auburn Undercover.
Harris grabbed headlines this week when news spread Harris was ineligible to play because the NCAA does not allow players to ingest cannabis oil, even on a prescription basis. Harris has epilepsy and uses the oil every six hours for treatment. The Warner Robins, Georgia native claims he has been seizure-free since January 20, 2017 because of the oil.
Auburn’s team physician did not clear Harris due to the pre-existing medical conditions, a source close to the Auburn football program said. The Auburn medical staff was concerned about the epilepsy and wanted to protect his well being in a full-contact sport that could lead to head trauma, the source said.