Michael McAdoo and (UPDATE Robert Quinn) in D.C. party pictures with Coples?

About two weeks ago we ran this entry with the pictures of Coples at the now-famous post-draft party in D.C.  At the time, we had no idea who the guys were who were in the pictures other than Coples (on the right).  Art Chansky, for one, has stated that there were more UNC-CH players than just Coples at the party.  We are not saying we know know with 100% certainty, but a little internet searching has led to some guesses.  We will let the reader be the judge.  As an aside, isn’t it cool how the “sideways scissors” hand sign shows off their V.I.P. wristbands?

First, let’s try to identify the guy with the glasses in that picture above.  Does he look like #94 in this picture?  He does to us.

#94 in that picture is UNC-CH rising senior defensive lineman Michael McAdoo.  Here is McAdoo’s media guide picture.

Again, looks like the same guy to us, but you be the judge.

Next, let’s try to identify the guy wearing purple. UPDATE ALERT — apparently the guy in purple is Robert Quinn.  Earlier we thought it could have been Eugene Robinson, but apparently it is not.  Of course, if the local news media were doing their jobs maybe they would have asked some obvious questions by now — such as who are the three other UNC-CH  players at the party with Coples? (As mentioned by Chansky in the link from the first paragraph).  Here is a picture of Quinn.

Readers should remember from this entry that Quinn was ruled permanently ineligible last fall for accepting “two black diamond watches and a pair of matching earrings.”

There have been a lot of rumors that linebacker Kevin Reddick and another UNC-CH player were at the party…but, at this point we haven’t run across any pictures.

It would be ironic if both Reddick and Coples were at the party together as ‘partners in crime’ since they also appear to be ‘partners in unnecessary roughness’ and general douche-baggery on the field. NC State fans will remember that Reddick is the UNC player that threw a punch at the head of NC State’s Jarvis Williams in the Wolfpack’s 2010 victory over the Tar Heels.

…that is the same game where Quinton Coples laid one of the worst late hits you will ever see on a quarterback in what most could only assume was a an attempt to injure the Wolfpack’s Russell Wilson. (See the 1:50 mark of this video.)

Wait a second…haven’t these two upstanding players shared top billing in another entry here on SFN in the past? Oh yes — here is your MUST review entry!
Who knows…these guys may be ‘partners in ineligibility’ real soon.

Stay tuned.

Readers who want more detail on McAdoo can read this entry from February.  He was declared permanently ineligible by the NCAA last November.  As you can see in that piece, the last we heard was that UNC-CH planned to appeal the NCAA’s decision, which Dickie termed ”unfair.”  I wonder if they still have an appeal in the works given this latest development.

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58 Responses to Michael McAdoo and (UPDATE Robert Quinn) in D.C. party pictures with Coples?

  1. Cosmo96 06/01/2011 at 5:47 AM #

    Great detective work, which begs the question, why hasn’t anyone in the commercial media tried to research this? I really haven’t heard that much about the Coples situation, much less the other guys with him.

    “NC State fans will remember that Reddick is the UNC player that threw a punch at the head of NC State’s Jarvis Williams in the Wolfpack’s 2010 victory over the Tar Heels.”

    Hopefully you’ll forgive me if I don’t really remember that. You see, after so many beatings, so many of their players have taken so many swings or cheap shots at so many of our players, and they all start to run together. It’s just too hard to keep track of the numerous instances where their players couldn’t control their emotions during/after yet another loss to us, resulting in them lashing out, toddler-like, in one of their many tantrums.

  2. Wufpacker 06/01/2011 at 6:17 AM #

    Hey, give UNC football a break. None of their players have taken off their helmets and used them as weapons against us recently, so there has been some improvement.

    Besides, it’s hard to perennially lose to anyone who is not your rival.

    If they ever do get the hammer dropped on them (I’m still skeptical that they ever will), at least they have some wins against Wake and Duke to show for their cheating…..errrr, I mean efforts.

  3. wolffpride 06/01/2011 at 6:39 AM #

    I remember that punch Reddick threw. It was bull crap that Jarvis was also ejected. But man that pass was crazy, you know that one will burn UNC fans for a long time. If you ask a UNC fan about that game all they can talk about is how bad the refs were. Please, UNC doesn’t get calls like Paris Hilton doesn’t get cars. Anyways, good article. I am glad that we are not letting this go. It has been rumored that there were multiple “eligible” players at that party, and it should not slip pass the NCAA. I think beating it to death until they pick up on it is a great idea. Although, given the news that some of the UNC football staff have retained personal lawyers, this leads me to believe that UNC will follow suit with OSU and fire the coach (and coaches) before the bad news comes out. How convenient it would be that days after they fire butch (or he resigns) the NCAA announces that they are looking into multiple players being at that party. This way UNC will look proactive much like OSU did with Tressel. What a joke

  4. Plz2BStateFan 06/01/2011 at 7:10 AM #

    I was wondering who else was at that party. Good job SFN.

  5. BJD95 06/01/2011 at 7:35 AM #

    When the hammer falls on Coples and Reddick…couldn’t happen to two nicer guys. LMAO.

    The house of cards, it is teetering in the wind. Schadenfreude rules!

  6. tuckerdorm1983 06/01/2011 at 7:50 AM #

    are they making the gang sign for the crips or the bloods?

  7. Plz2BStateFan 06/01/2011 at 8:13 AM #

    My whitness tells me yes, there can be no other reason. It must be gang related.

  8. notvery 06/01/2011 at 8:21 AM #

    Oh, its gang related alright. Par for the course over at UNC-CHEAT. Thugs.

  9. baxter 06/01/2011 at 8:27 AM #

    I posted this a few days ago here and on Scout, I’m glad the hard work finally paid off haha. Nice read Old Mac.

    Now I will say, that is definitely McAdoo, but I may have been wrong about Robinson, that could very well be Quinn.

    http://tarheelblue.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/quinn_robert01.html

    http://tarheelblue.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/robinson_gene00.html

  10. baxter 06/01/2011 at 8:28 AM #

    since when did throwing up the two fingers become gang related?

  11. baxter 06/01/2011 at 8:30 AM #

    Yeah, i’m about 99.5% certain now that is Quinn and not Robinson on the left in purple – the facial hair threw me off.

  12. packplantpath 06/01/2011 at 8:44 AM #

    It probably is gang related, but that doesn’t mean they even know it. Lots of things start that way and spread in the culture becoming popular and mainstream without understanding the original context or meaning. I won’t pin gang members on them on hand signals alone.

    Especially when it is so easy to pin them as stupid based on clear evidence.

  13. baxter 06/01/2011 at 8:53 AM #

    I’m not going to go that far. It’s just sometimes I think people just aren’t that aware of african american youth culture, and white youth culture for that matter too. I can think of 1000′s of times I’ve seen friends, myself, and young kids throw that sign for a photo. I can’t recall when it first started happening, but its very common. It’s a gang sign, but that doesn’t mean anyone who throws it is throwing it in that manner. Its a culture symbol, it used to mean you’re hard, now its a blend between trying to be a badass and trying to be humorous/ironic.

    These guys, for the most part, off the field, are probably pretty good kids. They make a lot of dumb decisions, hell yes, but I can think of far worse actions than throwing up a sign at a party full of elite players / people and trying to blend in and have a good time. Not condoning them at all, but I mean, damn, these guys aren’t gang bangers.

  14. baxter 06/01/2011 at 8:54 AM #

    also, I will probably say now I’m sure that sign stuff was all meant in jest, but just in case.

  15. TeufelWolf 06/01/2011 at 9:17 AM #

    They’re saying, “this is the 2ND year in a row, we’ve received improper bennies at a post-draft party – holla!”

  16. baxter 06/01/2011 at 9:19 AM #

    Was just tweeting w/ Ovies, asked him why we hadn’t heard mention really of McAdoo, and said essentially since he was already ruled permanently ineligible it was a moot point, nothing to really talk about. I can see the point of view, but I think to some degree media should have at least pointed out and identified the players.

  17. wolf2003 06/01/2011 at 9:21 AM #

    Actually the “V” signal was coined during the peace movement in the 60′s. Now, in todays youth, it is used as a way of being cool, being hard, and etc.

    Chris Brown’s recent song Deuces refers to the sign as a way of saying “later” or “bye”

  18. old13 06/01/2011 at 9:29 AM #

    Ah, the “Carolina Way” – again!

  19. TeufelWolf 06/01/2011 at 9:32 AM #

    ….as in “bye to BD and a few scholarships over the next two years”

  20. tuckerdorm1983 06/01/2011 at 9:38 AM #

    actually I think they are making the sign of the van buren boys. Look at this for a complete explanation

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkpnOTr8k9I

    or this

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Crip_handsign.gif

  21. tann84 06/01/2011 at 9:43 AM #

    Its not a gang sign. I can tell you that the crips sign is a C being made with your hand and the blood sign you need two hands to do because it spells out blood. That is the ‘peace’ sign. As the same 60s peace sign most of you are accustomed to. I hate UNX just as much as the next guy but this sign thing is stretching it. Like it said these aren’t ‘bad’ guys, not the guys in the trap ‘a place to sell drugs’ and not thugs, although they try to be which is why they pretend to act so hard on the football field. But there are no thugs in college, thugs are on the street and have nothing to do with football. Its too much work for them to stay dedicated and train to be good at sports.

    Unfortunately in certain niches of our culture its ‘good’ to be bad and its ‘bad’ to be good. And for the record, those guys look nothing like the guys you have pictures of but who knows.

  22. baxter 06/01/2011 at 10:12 AM #

    excellent points tann84.

    Just to help people out, the first picture of 3 uniformed players are Greg Little, Michael McAdoo, and Robert Quinn.

    I had previously thought Robinson was in that photo, but after looking at it for a few minutes, and taking into account that he is 5-11 and McA/Quinn are 6-7 and 6-5 respectively, while Coples is 6-6, it didn’t really add up when you look at their stature to each other (unless Robinson was on a step ladder). Now I have heard Robinson and Reddick mentioned as being there, but as far as these photos here, its from left to right, Quinn, McAdoo, Coples.

    As has been stated before, the pictures alone are not the issue, its whether Coples received any preferential treatment, has receipts, and the fact he signed out saying he was going one place but ended up here. I think that is why Robinson yesterday was insinuating there is a lot more trouble for Coples and it will impact the NCAA ruling because there was a failure of the institutional control (the sign out sheet) to prevent this happening. I think in the end, honestly, Coples is going to either be dismissed or get held out for 4-6 games depending on his level of benefit if the NCAA has to rule on him. If UNC was smart, they’d suspend him for 3-4 games as a stiff penalty for deceiving the control.

  23. lsutton5144 06/01/2011 at 10:22 AM #

    The guy wearing the glasses is Steve Erkel!

  24. cWOhLFrPAiCKs 06/01/2011 at 10:32 AM #

    So, what issues will UNC have for the already ineligible players being at that party? Will it add to LOIC? Since these guys aren’t eligible anymore, is it a problem for them to have been there? Obviously, the Coples issue is much bigger, I was just wondering if there would be an issue with McAdoo and Quinn.

  25. TruthBKnown Returns 06/01/2011 at 10:41 AM #

    This is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

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