In the ever weirder saga of disassociated booster Eric Leak, USA Today reported yesterday that the former Wolfpack Football receiver has been issued a letter from campus police warning him that if he, or his wife Emily, are found to be on campus, they will be immediately arrested and charged with trespassing. This move from […]
In the ever weirder saga of disassociated booster Eric Leak, USA Today reported yesterday that the former Wolfpack Football receiver has been issued a letter from campus police warning him that if he, or his wife Emily, are found to be on campus, they will be immediately arrested and charged with trespassing.
This move from the university comes after it came to light, apparently by way of a USA Today public records request, that Emily Leak’s vehicle had been ticketed TWICE on campus this past spring.
North Carolina State university police have issued a “no trespass” letter to disassociated booster Eric Leak and his wife Emily one month after a USA TODAY Sports public records request revealed that a vehicle registered to the couple was cited for campus parking tickets.
N.C. State formally disassociated Leak from the program on Nov. 23, 2011, after the NCAA found that he provided basketball players C.J. Leslie and Tracy Smith with extra benefits. The disassociation letter, which was obtained by USA TODAY Sports, states that Leak is prohibited from “any contact” with N.C. State athletes during the 10-year period of the disassociation.
Leslie received a three-game suspension during the 2011-2012 basketball season because he and his half-brother had received $410 worth of benefits.
Concerns were raised in September 2012 that Leak was not honoring the disassociation letter. The Raleigh News & Observer quoted Leak that month saying that he had contacted then-N.C. State football player David Amerson in June 2012.
As an aside, if you bother to read the comments on some of those links, you’ll see just how delusional many U*NC fans have become.
Dear Mr Leak
This letter and the attached notice is a trespass warning from NCSU Campus Police Department. We have been recently made aware of a disassociation letter issued to Mr Leak by the NCSU Athletic Department on November 23, 2011. The Transportation Department at NCSU has a record of one or more of your vehicles being on campus and receiving parking citations for violations in areas are Athletic Facilities as recently as May 2013. In addition, a background check of Mr Leak has revealed a current Order of Arrest out of Union County from 2003. Due to these situations and your non-affiliation with the university, you are hereby trespassed from ALL OWNED OR LEASED NCSU PROPERTY and not allowed to be on such property. This order is in effect as of this date and will be in effect immediately.
If you feel this action has been unfairly taken upon you there are instructions on the reverse side to appeal the trespass warning. If you wish to appeal, follow those instructions to the letter, but do not return to campus until you are instructed that you are allowed to do so or you will be arrested for trespassing.
So yeah, I’m happy to know the university is both aware of, and proactively addressing this.
I’m not so pleased that Mr. Leak apparently feels he can risk his alma mater’s standing with the NCAA even further. Not to mention his own legal standing considering that this issue had already been referred to the NCSoS to determine if Leak has (again) violated the state’s Uniform Athlete Agent Act.
How blatantly stupid and/or brazen can one be?
Oh, and he also has an outstanding arrest warrant out of Union County.
And as much as I hate to admit it….
Nor am I particularly pleased that a major national media outlet such as USA Today feels it has reason to be doing public records requests about anything to do with the athletics department or university in general. I hope everyone is doing what they oughta and not doing what they ought not.
Or at least covering their tracks well (that’s a joke…I think).