Our local expert on smoke and fire involving controversial ACC stories Dave Glenn of the ACC Sports Journal had some facts to share on his afternoon radio show regarding the investigation into UNC’s athletic program. This isn’t verbatim, but it should be a close explanation of the facts he laid out.
1. Marvin Auston won’t play another game in a UNC uniform.
2. At least 5 players involved in Agentgate including Marvin Auston, Greg Little, Robert Quinn, Kendrick Burney, and Charles Brown. More names could be involved, but at least these five player have issues with prong #1 of the investigation.
3. Currently, there is no support in the UNC hierarchy(i.e. decision makers) for dismissing Butch Davis in the middle of the season.
4. The tutor involved in scandal has repeatedly hid behind her attorney as of 24 hours ago. He isn’t sure if that is still the case in the last 24 hours, but she hasn’t been speaking to anyone up until 24 hours ago. Individual universities and NCAA lack subpoena power, so finding out the truth is difficult. The Secretary of State has subpoena power, so it is much easier for legal entities to get people to talk. (Note: It was odd he mentioned up until 24 hours ago as that is exactly when the story that somebody involved in the investigation was “located” and/or started talking spread yesterday afternoon on the Internet.)
5. UNC turned over a preliminary report to the NCAA prior to the opening game hoping for detailed feed back from the NCAA as far as who to play/how to handle suspensions. The NCAA doesn’t work that way. NCAA wants the university to file a preliminary report, recommend penalties, and then the NCAA responds. This is a timely process because the NCAA doesn’t just respond quickly to the preliminary report as they may do their own investigation or at least they want time to digest the information in the preliminary report.
WILMINGTON — University of North Carolina Athletics Director Dick Baddour told the UNC system’s Board of Governors today that academic misconduct by members of the football team may date back a year or more.
Asked whether the cheating could have happened in prior years, Baddour said, “The short answer is yes. We will go where the information leads us. If that isn’t the immediate year … we will go where the information takes us.”
Baddour didn’t say anything more on that issue.