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Gov’t pays nearly $212K for student-athletes to play

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Government spent $211,661 during the 2016/17 academic year for nine student-athletes to attend school overseas on sports-related scholarships.

The information was received by the National Workforce Development Agency — tasked with administering the scholarships — through a Freedom of Information request.

Seven of the recipients attend college in the United States while two others are for athletes pursuing football in the UK.

Click here for the full list of sports-related scholarship recipients

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Kevin Morales

Kevin Morales

Cayman 27 News Director Kevin Morales is an award-winning journalist with more than 12 years of experience. Kevin is a Milwaukee, Wis., native. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He's a proud father and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and U of M Golden Gophers.

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