When John Edwards returned to his alma mater in 2005, he founded a poverty think tank.
But the multimillionaire attorney sought more than just a
salary: He wanted tickets to University of North Carolina sporting
The request from the Democratic presidential hopeful would come
as no surprise to UNC sports fans.
The men's basketball team is the top-ranked team in the country.
Although tickets have a face value of about $40, they're difficult
to get and can fetch hundreds of dollars on the secondary market.
Exact details of what Edwards asked of the university remain a
secret. Neither the school nor Edwards is willing to release a
"ticket wishlist" described in an e-mail between an Edwards
adviser and the school's former law school dean.
A lawyer for the North Carolina Press Association says it's
strange that Edwards or the university would treat the documents
like a state secret.
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