"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
He Is not ineligible. They announced it during the PTI timeslot yesterday (Why are they doing these SC Specials? There is nothing to report about!). The phone company took the photo from some kind of public database, so he didn't recieve any money from them.