About two weeks ago we ran this entry with the pictures of Coples at the now-famous post-draft party in D.C. At the time, we had no idea who the guys were who were in the pictures other than Coples (on the right). Art Chansky, for one, has stated that there were more UNC-CH players than just Coples at the party. We are not saying we know know with 100% certainty, but a little internet searching has led to some guesses. We will let the reader be the judge. As an aside, isn’t it cool how the “sideways scissors” hand sign shows off their V.I.P. wristbands?
First, let’s try to identify the guy with the glasses in that picture above. Does he look like #94 in this picture? He does to us.
#94 in that picture is UNC-CH rising senior defensive lineman Michael McAdoo. Here is McAdoo’s media guide picture.
Again, looks like the same guy to us, but you be the judge.
Next, let’s try to identify the guy wearing purple. UPDATE ALERT — apparently the guy in purple is Robert Quinn. Earlier we thought it could have been Eugene Robinson, but apparently it is not. Of course, if the local news media were doing their jobs maybe they would have asked some obvious questions by now — such as who are the three other UNC-CH players at the party with Coples? (As mentioned by Chansky in the link from the first paragraph). Here is a picture of Quinn.
Readers should remember from this entry that Quinn was ruled permanently ineligible last fall for accepting “two black diamond watches and a pair of matching earrings.”
There have been a lot of rumors that linebacker Kevin Reddick and another UNC-CH player were at the party…but, at this point we haven’t run across any pictures.
It would be ironic if both Reddick and Coples were at the party together as ‘partners in crime’ since they also appear to be ‘partners in unnecessary roughness’ and general douche-baggery on the field. NC State fans will remember that Reddick is the UNC player that threw a punch at the head of NC State’s Jarvis Williams in the Wolfpack’s 2010 victory over the Tar Heels.
…that is the same game where Quinton Coples laid one of the worst late hits you will ever see on a quarterback in what most could only assume was a an attempt to injure the Wolfpack’s Russell Wilson. (See the 1:50 mark of this video.)
Wait a second…haven’t these two upstanding players shared top billing in another entry here on SFN in the past? Oh yes — here is your MUST review entry!
Who knows…these guys may be ‘partners in ineligibility’ real soon.
Readers who want more detail on McAdoo can read this entry from February. He was declared permanently ineligible by the NCAA last November. As you can see in that piece, the last we heard was that UNC-CH planned to appeal the NCAA’s decision, which Dickie termed ”unfair.” I wonder if they still have an appeal in the works given this latest development.