I have literally no time so I will have to rely on other members of the author team and/or the comments of alert readers for analysis of this piece posted today by Rand Getlin of Yahoo! Sports.
Here is an excellent quote from the article:
North Carolinaâ€™s Secretary of State, Elaine Marshall, claimed the expertise and motivation to prosecute the agents who decimated UNCâ€™s football program. With the information provided to her by journalists alone, she had enough evidence to subpoena her way into open-and-shut convictions of multiple agents under the UAAA.
For a fleeting moment, some of us foolishly believed she actually would.
And yet, here we are, nearly seven months later, and Marshallâ€™s office hasnâ€™t so much as levied a fine against the individuals responsible for UNCâ€™s woes.
Think about that for a moment. The University of North Carolina suspended and dismissed several players, banished some individuals from contact with the program, forced one coach into a resignation, and suffered the indignity of a probing NCAA investigation. More recently, even the NFLPA chose to sanction â€“ albeit lightly â€“ one agent connected with the mess at UNC. Meanwhile, Elaine Marshallâ€™s office has remained silent, cowering behind the safety of a state seal. And outside of her office window, other NFL agents are speeding up and down her collegiate freeways, unchecked and unafraid.
UNC and the NCAA have agreed that improper conduct occurred, but that wasnâ€™t enough for Marshall. Nor were the hotel receipts, wire transfers, or full-page flow charts explicating the cast of characters in media accounts.
I am providing a brief update here to include some materialÂ given in the comments.Â Â It has been pointed out thatÂ Charles Robinson (also with Yahoo!) is going “mythological” on UNC fans today on his Twitter.Â It is very much worth reading.Â It seems that there is a whole lot of chatter lately — as if some stuff might be breaking soon.