If you have any Tar Heel friends, then you have noticed by now how delusional they are regarding the impending sanctions. You have most certainly heard their delusional talking points that “nothing is going to happen to us because we have been so co-operative with the NCAA.” Which is funny on many levels because they haven’t been remotely cooperative with the press or anyone else who has asked a question…and, because NC State was so cooperative with NCAA investigators in the late 1980s that the head of the NCAA’s investigative team wrote an unprecedented letter that, in part, highlighted the environment of access and openness that Jim Valvano and NC State created. Out of curiosity…did the NCAA take it easy on NC State for all of that cooperation?
Damn facts and precedent! But, I digress.
As we highlighted just the other day, Butch Davis (and staff) continue to
lie tell both recruits and alumni that nothing is going to happen to UNC-CH in this NCAA investigation. In the absence of common sense and appropriate media coverage they could get away with it. But today the N & O helped the pursuit of truth with a few articles that discuss and analyze the impending sanctions. Hopefully every recruit in the country gets multiple copies of this article and is forced to listen and think about it as opposed to drinking Butch’s kool-aid blindly.
This is the main article. My favorite quote is:
The NCAA’s next move, though, will be to sift through the violations and determine penalties. And UNC could self-impose sanctions in anticipation of NCAA action.
Michael Buckner, a Florida lawyer who advises schools in NCAA probes but is not involved in the UNC situation, said North Carolina can expect stiff sanctions.
“This case is unique, both because of the number of athletes involved and certainly because of the number who have been declared ineligible,” he said.
Neither he nor an NCAA spokeswoman, when contacted Tuesday, could cite examples of schools that had five or more players permanently banned from play.
Of course, anyone who has been following this from the beginning will get a fantastic laugh from this one:
UNC athletic director Dick Baddour said the end is in sight
At least this time he didn’t say ‘the end is in sight…probably by next Friday’ as Butch & Baddour have said for six months now. When will the Tar Heel faithful – or media – ever call them on this!?