Hawkins uncooperative with NCAA investigation

Link to Bulldogs Blog here.

Last Friday Chris Hawkins, who purchased A.J. Green’s jersey, leading to the receiver’s four-game suspension, said he never spoke to the NCAA about the case. Hawkins, who paid $1,000 for the jersey, said the NCAA “never really came to me.”

Stacey Osburn, the NCAA’s associate director for public and media relations, responded Monday.

“Actually, the NCAA contacted Chris Hawkins on several occasions to discuss the matter; however, he was not responsive or cooperative,” Osburn said in an e-mail. “He did not return the four different phone calls attempting to gather information. He also canceled a conference call with the NCAA and a member institution, and failed to join the conference call when it was rescheduled.

Also from J.P. Giglio of the N&O:

Archived records of senior cornerback Kendric Burney’s Twitter account show that Draughn met Burney, cornerback Charles Brown(OpBoyGuapBoy12) and former UNC player Chris Hawkins in Atlanta in May.

The NCAA defined Hawkins as an agent in its four-game suspension of Georgia receiver A.J. Green. Hawkins said he talked to the NCAA about his involvement with current UNC players but denied any wrongdoing. Brown and Burney were among the six players UNC declared ineligible for the LSU game.

Below are some of the tweets from UNC’s Kendrick Burney that mention a trip to Atlanta with UNC running back, Shaun Draughn( Showtime20unc), UNC cornerback Charles Brown(OpBoyGuapBoy12) and former UNC player now agent as defined by the NCAA Chris Hawkins(hawkEZ). Note to read the tweets from the bottom up so that they are read in chronological order.

#shoutout to my atl homegirl @TeRaElizabeth we in west willies live with @hawkEZ and @Showtime20unc
8:49 PM May 22nd via Echofon

We out here in the A with @hawkEZ @Showtime20unc and @OpBoyGuapBoy12 if u around come to wet willies
8:14 PM May 22nd via Echofon

Bout to grab some food then head to the Lenox mall for a outfit fit for 2night….what’s best food spots around here
1:57 PM May 22nd via Echofon

The A is live
3:29 AM May 22nd via Echofon

@Showtime20unc we got a late start but we almost there
11:00 PM May 21st via Echofon in reply to Showtime20unc

@Searcy21 boy u crazy
10:09 PM May 21st via Echofon in reply to Searcy21

@deejaytr3v naw brah I’m in Atlanta for the weekend
9:35 PM May 21st via Echofon in reply to deejaytr3v

Almost to Atlanta to see some family remembers with my boys @hawkEZ and @OpBoyGuapBoy12
9:14 PM May 21st via Echofon

On the road headed south

Kendrick Burney, at least according to his tweets, was quite the traveler(and eater). Also, he tweeted at UNC defensive back Da’Norris Searcy(21akaSpiderman) in this exchange.

Just woke up from a power nap and I still feel like I’m a day behind on sleep….Vegas will do that to u
Wed Jun 02 2010 18:05:05 (Eastern Daylight Time)

Haven’t slept in like two days…I know I’m in trouble but it’s life ha ha
Mon May 31 2010 08:59:08 (Eastern Daylight Time)

via Echofon in reply to ANCHORMANAUSTIN
Don’t get no better than that http://twitpic.com/1sooqp
Mon May 31 2010 02:28:42 (Eastern Daylight Time)

About to plan another trip so. I can take @kt_eLLe with me….when u work hard u can do that
Mon May 31 2010 00:26:49 (Eastern Daylight Time)

I hope I catch my flight in the morning lol because this Vegas life is wild…o yeah I’m out here with my brother @hawkEZ alreadyMon May 31 2010 00:25:07 (Eastern Daylight Time) via Echofon

Let’s keep it real…nc swag is something serious
Sun May 30 2010 23:28:36 (Eastern Daylight Time) via Echofon in reply to 21akaSpiderman

Shout out once again to one of my best friends @Brittany_Benton imma be in Florida soon
Sun May 30 2010 22:10:33 (Eastern Daylight Time) via Echofon

Shout out to @kris_tinamarie luv that girl she keep it real
Sun May 30 2010 21:06:46 (Eastern Daylight Time) via Echofon

In Vegas on last night pool party bout 3000 deep I love it @ANCHORMANAUSTIN we gon have it jumping this year best believe Sun May 30 2010 21:05:47 (Eastern Daylight Time) via Echofon

@Showtime20unc we live what’s good with u
Sun May 30 2010 21:04:40 (Eastern Daylight Time) via Echofon

Thinking about Going to beach this weekend….@dfreud my weekend is sick ha ha
Sun May 30 2010 16:34:49 (Eastern Daylight Time) via Echofon

On to the next one….pool party
Sun May 30 2010 16:14:01 (Eastern Daylight Time) via Echofon

Omg I’m still live after party at my crib it’s a 4 to 1 ration sorry mama had to do it ha ha
Sun May 30 2010 08:18:56 (Eastern Daylight Time) via Echofon

Vegas love
Sun May 30 2010 02:10:03 (Eastern Daylight Time) via Echofon

10:24 PM May 29th via Echofon
Finally back to myself….this west coast life is wild but I love it

This picture is referenced in his tweets:

It is important to note that traveling or even having contact with a person deemed to be an agent by the NCAA isn’t necessarily a violation of NCAA rules assuming no benefits were received including travel, lodging, meals, drinks or other entertainment.

UNC Scandal

34 Responses to Hawkins uncooperative with NCAA investigation

  1. wolfonthehill 09/14/2010 at 1:44 PM #

    Uhhhh – I’d be so damned embarrassed if they played for the Pack. Jeebus…

  2. coppertop 09/14/2010 at 1:44 PM #

    Let’s also point out this little gem:

    Let’s keep it real…nc swag is something serious
    Sun May 30 2010 23:28:36 (Eastern Daylight Time) via Echofon in reply to 21akaSpiderman

    This was sent while he was in Vegas apparently according to the time line of his previous tweets. Wonder what he meant by NC Swag. could be a multitude of things, gifts, $, pot… who knows…

  3. wolf_at_my_door 09/14/2010 at 1:46 PM #

    This is getting deeper &deeper for the Heels.

    I love it for them. This is what they deserve.

  4. VaWolf82 09/14/2010 at 1:51 PM #

    So Draughn (and others) were in Atlanta doing whatever….
    With Hawkins who hands out $1000 checks like water….
    and is now cleared to play against GT.

    Which should mean that Draughn (or his parents) paid for everything (hotels, travel, meals, drinks, etc) that he did.

    Things that make you go hmmmmmm.

  5. choppack1 09/14/2010 at 2:04 PM #

    SWAG = Stuff We All Get.

    If Draughn just went to Atlanta – he’s probably OK…it sounds like they were driving anyway.

    The Vegas trip – that sounds like an entirely different story. I’m not sure who was on that trip – it’s kind of hard to follow the tweets.

  6. Pack Mentality 09/14/2010 at 2:06 PM #

    I think the biggest scandal here is that these idiots
    were somehow allowed to graduate from high school.

  7. Daily Update 09/14/2010 at 2:09 PM #

    Yes, the Atlanta trip may not be a big deal(or Vegas for that matter). However, with the quote from the NCAA on Hawkins and Giglio pointing out the tweets referencing the Atlanta trip, then I thought it made sense to at least put this all on one place. There was no intent to draw any conclusions.

    Also, Da’Norris Searcy is from Decatur, Ga which is about 10 minutes from downtown ATL. So a lot of this can be explained away…maybe they stayed with friends or family in Atlanta(though Draughn, Brown, and Burney aren’t from the area). Also, hotels in Atlanta on Priceline can be had for $30 per night. Certainly doable for college kids even on a tight budget.

  8. package5 09/14/2010 at 2:10 PM #

    the more incriminating tweets are from Ed Shields to Marvin Austin

  9. Daily Update 09/14/2010 at 2:12 PM #

    package5: Which tweets are you referring too? Who is Ed Shields?

  10. statered 09/14/2010 at 2:14 PM #

    What job does Hawkins have that he can afford all this? Who does he work for? Obviously it ain’t a 9 to 5 deal. We should pool our money and hire a private investigator.

  11. Daily Update 09/14/2010 at 2:16 PM #

    ^Although I am not certain, I think he has described himself as Willie Parker’s manager.

  12. statered 09/14/2010 at 2:31 PM #

    You see this would be a good avenue for the N and O to go down. “We contacted Willie Parker to find out about his relationship with Hawkins but he would not speak with reporters etc etc etc”

    I have heard “financial advisor.” exactly what does that mean? Did he pass the series 7? Licensed insurance agent? Licensed broker in the state of NC? Anywhere?

    Pick up this one interesting path and get all the information you can and describe how/why you were unsuccessful in some instances. Then leave wit a listing of unanswered questions. The NCAA comments are a gold mine. Hell ESPN should do a 30 30 on this guy.

  13. TOBtime 09/14/2010 at 2:38 PM #

    ^statered, we don’t have to pay for a private investigator. Our taxes fund a small agency known as the IRS. The IRS asks the very questions you pose EVERY day. Anyone who has been audited by them can attest to that!

  14. TOBtime 09/14/2010 at 2:41 PM #

    As a matter of fact, since most of his WORK seems to involve travel and entertainment I would think they would just LOVE to see the business expenses of Mr. Hawkins. I don’t know why but the company I work for has become serious as death on justifcation of T & E over the last couple of years.

  15. IamGumbyDammit 09/14/2010 at 3:10 PM #

    Haha yes – if you want someone to hurt, get the IRS smelling blood…

  16. baxter 09/14/2010 at 3:21 PM #

    travel & expenses / living is one of the most abused parts of companies budgets, during down times, its always the first to be scrutinized, at least at my business.

  17. choppack1 09/14/2010 at 3:27 PM #

    If I’m investigator – I’ll ask about the Atlanta trip, but the trip that likely was more expensive was Vegas.

    I’d also want to know – what do you mean by “NC SWAG is unreal”?

    I wonder what kind of books the representatives have to maintain to be in compliance w/ NFL and NCAA.

  18. TENN Packfan 09/14/2010 at 3:30 PM #

    Well this is an interesting tweet from Ed Shields @anchormanaustin. Don’t know that it proves anything, but interesting nonetheless.


    Who is this Ed Shields from Marvin’s hometown of DC?

  19. Ismael 09/14/2010 at 3:36 PM #

    you know, i worked all thru college at least 20hrs per week (the max allowed) and i maybe went on one trip a semester.

    Many of these guys supposedly come from humble means, like the rest of us, and the way they tweet, they do this stuff regularly. I don’t know if thats bravado or what, but it doesn’t sound like it. And to organize and arrange alot of this stuff, it sure sounds like someone is doing it for them.

  20. Daily Update 09/14/2010 at 3:41 PM #

    Ed Shields is a HS football coach in Prince George County. I think he also is head of a Prince George County Football Association(or something like that). I think he is at Suitland HS.

  21. wolf pack 09/14/2010 at 3:44 PM #

    I graduated high school with Chris Hawkins and would highly doubt him being an agent.

  22. Daily Update 09/14/2010 at 3:45 PM #

    ^The NCAA disagrees.

  23. rtpack24 09/14/2010 at 3:53 PM #

    If you are a runner for an agent I believe NCAA looks at you in the same light.

  24. Ismael 09/14/2010 at 3:56 PM #
  25. TOBtime 09/14/2010 at 4:26 PM #

    wolf pack, do you think the guy just isn’t smart enough or his character standards would forbid it? He’s obviously hanging around with some pretty shady characters. I agree with ismael – someone is setting this stuff up and I would sure think it is someone familiar enough with the process to know how to cover tracks – Gary Wichard, John Blake that level of experience. I’m not convinced MA is smart enough to get in out of the rain.

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