Carolina Way: “ignoring unethical & immoral activities until forced to respond by the media”

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Yet another scandal

It has been several months since the last University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sports scandal (of course, school was out for the summer). But the school is making up for lost time with a doozy.

At first we heard a walk-on football player was given a concussion in some type of hazing incident. Then we heard that somehow it was a fight over a girl. Then we heard four players had been suspended. Then, the older brother of the injured player tweeted that it was not just four players that assaulted his brother, but a whole lot more—“4 players isn’t even 25% of the group that assaulted my brother.” And that it was not a minor concussion after which the injured player got up and walked around—his brother said he had been knocked unconscious in the altercation with a serious concussion. If true, jail sentences may be in order.

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…the incident occurred on August 4; the school took no action for several weeks until Yahoo! Sports broke the story on August 26. Fedora knew enough about it to have suspended four players once the story became known, as did Cunningham and Folt. It is very likely he and his superiors were hoping it would go away without anybody noticing—only after it became a major story in the North Carolina media did the school act in any way. This approach of ignoring unethical and immoral activities until forced to respond by the media has sadly become the real “Carolina Way.”

Also, all four of the players suspended for the assault, sophomore Des Lawrence, redshirt freshman Donnie Miles, freshman M.J. Stewart and sophomore Brian Walker, were recruited in the Larry Fedora era. Fedora was the coach brought in to set the program back on a proper course after the scandal-ridden Butch Davis era—does anybody else see a potential problem here?

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Just as UNC was starting to achieve what it has tried to accomplish with four years of stonewalling and rugsweeping tactics—making the athletic scandals go away—this new scandal broke.

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Does anybody expect anything more to come of it than the current punishment for four players—suspension for one game against a relatively weak opponent (final score: UNC 56, Liberty 29)? Fedora has already said doesn’t expect any more to come of it, although the school claims to be looking into it further.

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..But UNC is the one that keeps making headlines for egregious breaches of proper conduct, so it’s the school that most needs to reform. Unfortunately, that would mean an admission by top school officials that something is seriously wrong, and it appears that they lack either the common sense or the moral fiber to “know from shoe polish.”

But, God forbid…whatever you do…please remember that 30 years ago Chris Washburn stole a stereo (that got him suspended fo was suspended for an entire semester) and Charles Shackleford was supposedly really dumb and said some stupid things on his way to NOT GRADUATING from NC State. Gee, what a novel idea…academically inadequate players NOT being handed a degree?

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  • #55364

    StateFans
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    Yet another scandal It has been several months since the last University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sports scandal (of course, school was out fo
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    #55365

    TheCOWDOG
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    To add to the absurdity, I noticed in the game line that darned RSF Walk – On got some sort of actual playing time.

    Peeps, I don’t care what kinda blow-out ya got goin on,that just doesn’t happen. Not unless it’s a matter of necessity, or the tail end of the season.

    Well…it sure wasn’t the tail end of the season.

    #55366

    Greywolf
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    I know it’s politically incorrect to mention this but what would be the reaction if 15 or 20 (or even 4) white boys beat a black student unconscious?

    Williams said in the paper regarding Fedora keeping the QB starter from the media until the last minute, “Coach likes to keep things under cover.” What a effing surprise.

    My only character defect is my excessive humility.
    #55367

    Wufpacker
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    ^^ Are you implying that PT is being doled out in order to appease? If so, it seems like a sketchy precedent to set if, as we’ve been told, there’s nothing to see here.

    #55370

    john of sparta
    Participant

    three things:
    1. cowdog…X number of A-A’s did X to a not-AA. not news. dog bites man.
    2. 28% of SFN subject posts are UNX-hate. not even Dook or EZU combined.
    3. Doeren is Done. it’s the AA thing which is not news.

    #55371

    13OT
    Participant

    Is it BMFD or GDMF?

    #55372

    TheCOWDOG
    Participant

    I’m not implying, Wuf. I’m stating.

    It just doesn’t happen. No way, no how.

    #55373

    redcanine
    Participant

    So they really did beat the hell outta this kid? Penalty: forced to watch “Remember the Titans” and “We Are Marshall”. The positive in all this is that the team is awarded 3 credit hours for American Film History.

    #55375

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    I’m not implying, Wuf. I’m stating.

    It just doesn’t happen. No way, no how.

    Impending scholly? Or is that a bridge too far even in return for a sixteen on one (if you believe the fam) beatdown?

    Methinks the hat might be in a corner with paint on his hands.

    #55377

    bill.onthebeach
    Participant

    RSF ??

    #ForEighteenYears? #WeGottDis.pack! #STATEment
    #55378

    WTNY
    Participant

    To TheCowDog’s point:

    UNC / Liberty: Stories that didn’t make the story

    During the game on Saturday night, Boyer seemed engaged on the sideline. Teammates talked to him. He participated in meetings with the rest of UNC’s receivers. He participated in the big huddles with the rest of the offense before UNC started a drive. Then, in fourth quarter, he played for the first time.

    Good grief. Such an obvious kiss-and-makeup effort. I predict it works and the latest scandal will fit under that ever growing rug.

    #55379

    golf76
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    “Fedora was the coach brought in to set the program back on a proper course after the scandal-ridden Butch Davis era—does anybody else see a potential problem here?”

    Was there ever any hope that Fedora would “set things straight” when he bought his first football team rings for ACC championship when they were ineligible for that season?

    #55386

    Wolfgarden
    Participant

    Orange County U has always hid behind the orange county way. It is whatever they choose it to be or spin it to be…physical contact in an abusive way, in a way to injure, as or if it/did happen, on any team and in any walk of life then punishment is warranted if all is true. In the football case out for the season I say!!! Here, here!!!

    #55388

    WhoCares
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    This really isn’t a story, guys. This is no different from when other teams handle a violation of team policies internally and no one outside of the team knows what policies were violated. Give it a rest, fellas.

    #55389

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    This really isn’t a story, guys. This is no different from when other teams handle a violation of team policies internally and no one outside of the team knows what policies were violated. Give it a rest, fellas.

    But, but, but….there’s a link and everything.

    #55390

    WhoCares
    Participant

    The difference here is that Carolina has been screwing up so much recently that the media deems this crap newsworthy and tries to make a buck. Some kids got in a fight after one kid felt getting cold water dumped on him was worth fighting for.

    #55391

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    Actually, the kids getting into the fight is not what has been deemed newsworthy. But you’re on the right track with “Carolina has been screwing up so much lately”.

    #55392

    WhoCares
    Participant

    Seriously dude. It’s Pack fans like yourself that give us all a bad rap.

    #55394

    PackerInRussia
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    WhoCares is right. This is just a typical beating of a teammate until he’s unconscious. I’d bet cold hard confederate cash that this happens on most teams. The NCAA barely cares about concussions that happen on the field; there’s certainly nothing in their laws about off-the-field concussion-induced thrashings, so if it ain’t in the Good (NCAA) Book, as far as I’m concerned, it’s case closed. The kid-turned-punching-bag didn’t seem to hold any ill will when he was being treated like one of the gang on Saturday and he’s been on both sides of the gang, so he must know from experience. True it was a little crooked, but that smile seemed to exude, “Everything is in the past; water under the bri…wait, what were we talking about again?” Let’s all collectively forgive and forget as Mr. Boyer would no doubt tell you he has done. He’s gone so far to forget that he can barely remember what he had for breakfast. It’s just kids being kids. After all, if you can’t experience with group bludgeoning in college, the land of experimentation, then where can you? WhoCares indeed.

    #55395

    Wufpacker
    Keymaster

    ^^ Ouch, now you’ve really hurt my feelings. You don’t even know me….seriously dude.

    And you’re making presumptions about what you THINK I’m probably like based upon the fact that you think you disagree with me, mostly because you failed to see the humor in what I posted. That being said, I’m certain you wouldn’t like me, because I happen to have a sense of humor.

    But, seriously dude….if you don’t see why this situation is different from the run of the mill “players got into a scrap over a girl” story, then you’re either willfully ignorant, or a sheep in wolves clothing. I suppose that might be redundant.

    And since you’re new here (love the “WhoCares” handle btw…I’m sure you didn’t register just to reply to this topic or anything), if you really are an NCSU fan and plan to stay, questioning the fanhood of others is a good way to get a quick hook on these boards.

    I’m now bored with you.

    #55764

    ncsu1987
    Participant

    bored now

    ^similarly frightening…

    #55768

    tjfoose1
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    The forums seem to have suffered a recent rash of hemorrhoids. Since WhoCares hasn’t been back for a while, I’m starting to worry about him. Hope he didn’t bump into the business end of a Preparation H tube.

    #55772

    pakfanistan
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    A rash and hemorrhoids…..we need to start eating more fiber and stop rubbing up on strippers.

    "'Tis better to have posted and had it deleted, than never to have posted at all" - Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    #55810

    highstick
    Participant

    bored now

    ^similarly frightening…

    You don’t screw with Buffy’s witch! She’ll send you to the “worst part of hell”!

    #55811

    highstick
    Participant

    He was challenged by “Who Gives a Rat’s Ass” and disappeared!

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