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.

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34 Responses to Hawkins uncooperative with NCAA investigation

  1. JEOH2 09/14/2010 at 5:04 PM #

    ya know by context clues and a in-depth knowledge of how people his age speak, “nc swag” more likely means swagger (as in the swagger of himself representing the state of NC or the school)…not gear or gifts…

  2. fullmoon1 09/14/2010 at 8:25 PM #

    I worked in the entertainment world and swag meant free stuff-lots of times it was food, shirts, gear etc… however in popular culture or hip hop to be specific it has more to do with swagger it seems, or a status symbol. It sounds like he is bragging about things of extravagence rather than simply free left overs. Kids today and their lingo. I am old.

  3. otisthetowndrunk 09/14/2010 at 11:07 PM #

    Free stuff? I thought swag was brown weed.

  4. packalum44 09/14/2010 at 11:08 PM #

    Swag used to mean crappy, non-high grade pot but I have no idea what the hell it means now Gosh these kids are literally half retarded I certainly hope they make it in the pros because they’ll be the most athletic burger flippers I’ve seen in a while.

  5. packalum44 09/14/2010 at 11:11 PM #
  6. wolfonthehill 09/15/2010 at 6:04 AM #

    Does it make us incredibly “un-hip” that we have to look up swag in the urban dictionary? Kinda like in “Office Space” when they look up “money laundering” in the dictionary to try to figure out how to hide the $300k they accidentally swiped…

  7. Mike 09/15/2010 at 9:59 AM #

    Vegas is not that expensive either. I stayed in a nice hotel for $40, flew out for about $300 on my last business trip there. Won $600 in 2 nights playing the tables.

    Food on the other hand is completely outrageous in Vegas. Fortunately my meals were covered by vendors.

    Bottom line, if one knows what they are doing, you can come back from Vegas with your trip paid for AND money in your pocket. Now these idiots…………I am not sure they care about being frugal or have the sense to make money. Saw a lot of people lose a lot of money.

  8. Phang 09/15/2010 at 10:33 AM #
  9. wolfbuff 09/15/2010 at 12:04 PM #

    Excuse me stewardess. I speak jive.

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