Obviously, much much more to come on this breaking story: UNC is under NCAA investigation for its football program. While not much regarding the substance of this investigation has yet come to light, for some time, murmurs have surrounded the Carolina football program and the practices of some of its coaches.
Apparently, these are not mere secondary violations, as it is extremely unusual for NCAA investigators to come to campus to personally talk to athletes in those cases. Generally, for a secondary violation, the school self-reports, receives a feather-slap on the wrist and promises not to ever do it again. That said, the NCAA must believe it has good reason to take a close look under the hood of the ongoings surrounding Tar Heel football.
Right now, it would be irresponsible to presume guilt or to project the thrust of what the NCAA has in mind. A lot of uninformed speculation and rumor will be spilling out over the next few days, so take that with a grain of salt unless you hear it confirmed by at least 2-3 reputable media sources.
“I can acknowledge that representatives from the NCAA have been to Chapel Hill to speak with some of our student-athletes,” UNC athletic director Dick Baddour told Inside Carolina on Thursday afternoon.
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