The News and Observer today posted this article, which explains that Marvin will wear #99 and a UNC helmet in this Saturday’s East – West Shrine game. I can’t express how happy I am about the helmet situation. What a great representative of UNC-CH!
Also, Marvin refused to take the Wonderlic intelligence test that is administered by the NFL to potential draftees. Given his behavior and tweets over the past year that we have documented, this was probably a smart move on his part.
I would bet the Einsteins at IC have probably been telling Austin the Wonderlic is out to get UNC players — just like everyone else is!! When you consider the Chicago Tribune and others reported that former Tar Heel, Hakeem Nicks, made an 11 on the test a couple of years ago, Austin is probably making a good descision.
Among people of various professions, chemists score an average of 31, journalists 26, clerical workers 21 and warehouse employees 15. A score under 10 is an indication of literacy problems.
Of course, Nicks never once missed a game or was suspended for academic issues while matriculating through UNC with a score in the range of having literacy problems.
Speaking of Nicks…you probably remember that he was one of the individuals publicly identified by UNC-CH as providing improper benefits to Tar Heel football players in violation of NCAA rules. I seem to remember the total dollar amount of benefits identified by UNC officials was in the neighborhood of $3,300. It should be noted that the total dollar amount of benefits identified by UNC officials for ‘the tutor’ (Jennifer Wiley) was “in excess of $2,000″.
Jennifer Wiley received a ‘disassociation letter’ from UNC for providing “in excess of $2,000.”
To this point, nothing has been reported to indicate that Hakeem Nicks, who provided more than 50% more in benefits, has received such a letter.
Any guesses as to what is going on here?
I hope to have a more comprehensive entry up in the next few days that will recap some UNC scandal material that happened over the break.
As a brief aside, alert readers no doubt noticed that Marvin and Greg were pictured on UNC’s Virginia Tech and NC State game tickets, respectively — how about that for synchronicity.