Kirk Ferentz is livid with the NCAA after the verdict was given that sixth-year senior defensive lineman Noah Shannon’s career is over because of the revised reinstatement policy for student athletes who bet on teams at their universities that aren’t their own.

Per the revised guidelines, players who bet on teams at their university will be reinstated after one season of ineligibility and a loss of a year of eligibility.

In an emotional statement obtained by ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, Ferentz expresses extreme frustration with the NCAA’s handling of the situation.

“I am heartbroken for Noah (Shannon) and his family that the NCAA has come to this conclusion. Noah did not break any laws. He did not commit any crimes,” Ferentz said. “And yet he is being severely over-punished by a membership committee that refuses to see perspective or use common sense. I have said many times that I think it is peculiar that the state of Iowa is uniquely the focus of this investigation.”

Ferentz concluded by hammering home his point that this is unfair to Shannon, who amassed 44 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and 2 sacks last season.

“Noah is being sidelined because the NCAA is ruling on an investigation that they did not instigate, using an uneven system of justice to severely punish an excellent young man,” Ferentz said. “It is just wrong.”