Yes, the Charles Robinson who broke the story last night.
The general spin of UNC callers and fans on the Internet is that this is old news. Supposedly UNC and the NCAA knew about this weeks ago when Blake resigned. However, why does that matter? Does it make the accusations any less damaging that the NCAA and UNC already knew?
At least one UNC fan has a clue on this debacle. Tarheelfanblog has done a great job on this story so far:
In light of these revelations, which appear to be true, there is only one course UNC can set at this point. The first is Butch Davis can no longer be the head football coach. The football program, athletic department and by extension the University has been compromised in an incredible manner. While Davis may not have known what Blake was doing, he should have known given how long it went on. Hopefully Davis will do the honorable thing and step aside but if not the Chancellor Holden Thorp is left with little choice but to ask for his resignation or terminate him. Secondly, UNC needs to dismiss Marvin Austin immediately. Since Austin is not even practicing, this is not much of a leap but his role in this mess has been defined from the beginning. This is the final nail in his coffin. Third, once the Williams and Burney appeals are done, UNC needs to allow the hammer to fall where it may with the remaining players in limbo. Let the NCAA do its thing. Let the honor court do its thing. Accept those rulings and move on the best you can.
Summation of interview:
-California and Miami trips are not connected. They involve different people. MA has been talking to so many people.
-The marketing reps name in this story wasn’t known by anyone before they reported it last night.
-More is to come from Yahoo Sports. The story is so complicated that they have to chop it up and go with what they have.
-In regards to Butch Davis, a lot has been external. With Wichard, it was a Blake/Wichard relationship. Up until this point, he hasn’t seen any direct involvement with Butch Davis. However, the question of whether Butch should have known is a legitimate question?
-This story is unique. Relationships with coaches and agents have always been an issue, but it has never gotten to the point where there was specific evidence linking a coach and an agent(specifically the credit card is troubling). He can’t answer what the NCAA will do, however it is a serious problem when a coach is this tied to an agent.