UNC Running Back Facing DWI Charge

A sophomore running back at the University of North Carolina faces charges of driving while impaired after a police stop.

UNC football spokesman Kevin Best says A.J. Blue told the team about the arrest. Burlington police had pulled over the Gastonia native early Sunday.

Blue also faces charges of violating open container laws. Police say Blue's blood alcohol level at the time was .12 percent. The legal limit in North Carolina is .08 percent.

Blue was released from Alamance County Jail on a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on March 7.

Best says that discipline will be handled internally.


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  • by Pack Man Location: Knightdale on Feb 7, 2011 at 08:45 AM
    This is why N.C. State is way more classy and has athletes who don't get into trouble. It's just not worth going to Cheater Hill to play football. As far as ECU, well good luck to them and I hate that we are'nt playing them this season.
  • by Bud Location: Washington on Feb 7, 2011 at 06:40 AM
    How's that for Wal-Mart humor Dave? Great point DZ. When ECU players get in trouble legally they are actually suspended or even removed from the team. When UNC players get in trouble it's swept under the rug or they lawyer up and let the kid play while it's going through the drawn out court process. And even this year when UNC reluctantly suspended several players they still appealed the decision of the NCAA and LOST! What does that say? As for ECU, Rob Kass was about to be the starting QB when he got a DUI, then he was suspended 4 games and his career never recovered. He had to switch to TE just to get on the field, and then he got injured halfway through his senior year ending his career. Kass is a great example to point to and say "Don't be stupid, look what happens" to all current players. That said, athletes are under the microscope these days and infractions happen everywhere. UNC just does a bad job handling it when it happens.
  • by PL on Feb 7, 2011 at 06:24 AM
    Interesting how all the UNC-CHeat fans have fallen silent on this one. LOL! Have any of you heard of Mr. Blue (a .12) record PRIOR to being accepted at Cheater Hill? Do a little investigating...Not a pretty picture, totally predictable, and Butchy Boy accepted him anyways. I'm not sure what's a more apt moniker: UNC-Cheat or UNC= University of No Class? I wouldn't expect the many local mouth breathing, drooling, knuckle dragging, never-set-foot-on-campus Kerliner Tarheeelz fans to care about the reputation of the University. But what about the alums that worked hard to graduate from there having spent their hard-earned money? Do no they not care that the UNC-CHeat name is being dragged nationally through the mud for a mediocre football program? "The Carolina Way" has become a laughingstock.
  • by Wal-Heel on Feb 5, 2011 at 11:08 PM
    Wow! DWI, transporting an individual with intent to sell and distribute. Some quality young men up there in Chapel Hill.
  • by PL on Feb 5, 2011 at 11:59 AM
    As a follow up to my 1:07pm post- 2 other men were also in the car with Blue(a .12)and Ms. Jones. These men were "not named". Were they also UNC-Cheat football players? What were their roles in all this? Is Ms. Jones taking the fall for someone else? Inquiring minds want to know. Yep, the smell at UNC-Cheat is a noxious funk of baby blue lies and deceit. Butch Davis, selling the tarheel soul and reputation down into the toilet, all for a 28-23 four year record at UNC-Cheat! Just wait until the NCAA sanctions are handed down. Tick-tock, the powder blue is about to get a painful shock. Couldn't happen to a more deserving group!
  • by PL on Feb 5, 2011 at 10:07 AM
    Another side to this story was left out by WITN. Blue was also in the car with the sister of an UNC-CHeat football player, Dwight Jones. This young lady, while riding with Blue, was charged w/ felony counts of drug possession, with intent to sell and distribute. Our UNC-CHeat head-in-the-sand defenders will likely argue that Blue knew nothing of this- just an innocent victim likely taking the woman to a treatment program in the middle of the night & not knowing that she was carrying drugs. LOL! Remember, UNC-CHeat, as part of the NCAA investigation also had a former player (Chris Hawkins), who was a frequent visitor to UNC-CHeat football facilities within the past few years, arrested on felony charges of trafficking cocaine in 2010. Something stinks like rotting ram in Cheater Hill. I hope Butchy Boy stays there forever! He and his team is an ongoing embarrassment to a school with its nose stuck in the air (trying to avoid their own stench, no doubt)!
  • by DZ Location: Couch on Feb 5, 2011 at 04:22 AM
    Had this been an ECU football player there would be over 100 comments by now from the ACC fans, but since he's a UNC player we barely have 20-something comments. Don't worry, charges will be reduced or dropped, player will speak to some high school students about drinking and driving, UNC will honor the player for his speaking to and leadership of youth. Then Obama will give UNC credit for giving the young man a second chance. I doubt the player will miss any games. And yes, ECU did have a QB get a DWI a few ago, and he lost his starting job and missed numerous games before he stepped on the field again. There were also ECU fans that wanted him kicked off the team. Doubt any UNC fans want this player booted.
  • by Moserators Nightmare on Feb 4, 2011 at 10:55 PM
    PL AMEN brother!
  • by PL on Feb 4, 2011 at 05:48 PM
    Dave: Wal-Mart is you your forte and destiny. How about you giving us some inside Wallyworld humor? I bet you're good at under-employment. Anonymous at 5:32pm: your key word is "eventually". Can't wait to see Mr. Blue's "eventually" & "punishment" at UNC-CHeat vs. ECU's punishment of Mr. Kass. I bet you'll lose the comparison. UNC-CHeat- all saintly talk and piety, no class or dignity. Deal with the hypocrisy y'all represent UNC-CHeat. By the way, all schools have players run afoul of the law. UNC-CHeat, and a select few others, actually have the coaches, the administration, the alumni, the players, and their non-attending slack-jawed fans all wrapped up in poorly defending the cheating indefensible, while still claiming the nekked baby blue former emperor has clothes. Exposed UNC-Cheaters.
  • by RdoubleD on Feb 4, 2011 at 04:35 PM
    Maybe he was smart enough to tweet about which party he was leaving in Miami like Marvin austin.
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