Hilarious. This is the first mention of “traffic” incidents from a UNC source. These incidents were first discovered on the message boards at Packpride. Not only did Marvin have multiple traffic violations to clear up, he was also past due on taxes for what appeared to be two separate vehicles.
It is mighty convenient that UNC sources are now publicizing the traffic/tax issues when Marvin Austin finally gets suspended by Butch Davis a mere three days before the LSU game. Marvin Austin’s involvement in the program should be very interesting to follow in the future. Based on the following tweet, then I would be surprised to see him in a UNC uniform again, however Marvin obviously loves to talk.
Source tells me suspension is partially related to facebook post, but Austin has also been skipping classes, dogging it in practice cont’d
The senior has been at the center of the NCAA’s investigation into possible improper benefits provided to players by sports agents, but Davis indicated on Wednesday afternoon that Austin’s suspension doesn’t pertain to the findings of that investigation.
“This decision is not a result of the ongoing NCAA review,” Davis said in a prepared press release. “Marvin has violated team rules and has neglected his responsibilities to the team.”
Austin will not play Saturday against LSU in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.
The Washington, D.C. native is also facing seven traffic-related charges, including a misdemeanor noise ordinance violation, in Orange County district court. His court dates are scheduled for Sept. 15 and Oct. 6, according to court records.