Reports: NCAA back on UNC-CH campus looking into Coples — It must not be Friday yet!
Yet another prong! This afternoon word broke that the NCAA was back on UNC-CH’s campus — reportedly asking questions about a recent trip taken by star UNC-CH defensive lineman Quinton Coples. Alert readers will remember Coples for his ridiculously late hit on Russell Wilson (~1:50 mark of that video) during the Wolfpack victory in Chapel Hill last season. You may also remember Coples for his anti-gay tweet last October. But I digress. Let’s get back on topic. Check out this ESPN article on the subject of the NCAA being back in Chapel Hill this week. Some excerpts:
An NCAA investigator interviewed North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples this week about his attendance at a Washington, D.C., post-draft party earlier this month at which former Tar Heels Marvin Austin and Robert Quinn were present, sources said.
Before the NFL draft, the NCAA warned some prospective draft choices not to allow any former teammates to accept extra benefits or preferential treatment from anyone such as an agent or a runner. The letter read in part: “Please do not jeopardize the NCAA eligibility of your friends or former teammates.”
The NCAA wants to know how Coples paid for his travel to the party, who paid for his admission and his hotel, and if he accepted any free food or drink.
I’m sure UNC-CH fans have nothing to worry about – as I am sure Coples correctly used Butch’s new “sign out” procedures before he left campus and did not take any extra benefits while he was up there. BWAHAHA! The ludicrousness of Butch’s bogus ‘sign out’ system is even funnier now than it was when we all laughed at it when he mentioned it last year.
Here is the full ESPN story from last month about how the NCAA warned underclassmen not to do exactly this type of stuff.
This story really got rolling on Twitter. Here is some of the better Twitter stuff:
UNC spokesman tells me NCAA was on campus again this week ‘as part of the ongoing review of the football program‘
How funny is it that they are still mouthing that ridiculous “review” charade. Seriously, some of this stuff is so funny on its own I don’t know how to add snarky commentary.
OK. On to the pictures! I have to confess that I do not follow UNC-CH and may not know exactly who is in these pictures. Alert readers — please help out in the comments with information about identities.
Who is that? Coples is on the right I think. Nice watch!
Here is Coples doing an Elvis sneer type thing — is that Mars Blackman?
Check out Coples’ cool wristband! I wonder who paid for whatever cool party favors people with those wristbands got. I am sure Coples paid for the wristband and even included it on the sign-out sheet.
Who is that?
Now I know who that is! That’s our man Marvin! Everyone wave hello!
Before I sign off for the night I will pass along some recent tweets that may indicate where this thing is headed.
RT @erithkay: Dick baddour turned me down for interview at baseball game, saying statement was only unc comment on coples and mcadoo
I wonder which McAdoo we are talking about.
@ArmstrongWTVD hotel was not paid for by these guys…they’ve got no record of payment from what I’ve heard…well see
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