UNC Reveals Academic Infractions

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- The investigation of North Carolina's football program has expanded into possible academic misconduct involving players and a woman who has also worked as a tutor for coach Butch Davis' son.

Athletic director Dick Baddour, speaking at a news conference Thursday night, declined to identify the players or say how many may be involved. He said there is no timetable for resolution, but "it is likely that the review would extend beyond the start of the season."

If that happens, he said the school will decide if those players will play. No. 18 North Carolina opens Sept. 4 against No. 21 LSU in Atlanta. Baddour declined to specify what the possible violations were, only that they involved "a student tutor and student-athletes on the football team."

Will Brinson of cbssports.com originally reported that former SW Onslow standout Kendrick Burney had been dismissed from the team along with defensive back Charles Brown. Cbssports.com added Friday that a UNC spokesman said Burney has not been dismissed.

A separate report from ESPN says Havelock's Bruce Carter is one of the players being investigated.

Both Carter and Burney practiced with the scout team on Friday.

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  • by Chuck Location: Vinita, Ok on Aug 30, 2010 at 03:42 PM
    Butch Davis and John Blake have never been investigated before.
  • by Chuck Location: Vinita, OK on Aug 30, 2010 at 03:39 PM
    Chuck, are you daft? Davis had NO infractions at Miami. He was brought in to clean up the program, and that's just what he did. There were no investigations during his tenure and there have been none since.
  • by Amazing on Aug 29, 2010 at 05:26 AM
    I'm simply amazed this article only has 28 comments!! Had this been ECU or NCSU the comments would be approaching triple digits. You know what they say about karma!!
  • by George Location: Kinston on Aug 28, 2010 at 07:12 AM
    Butch Davis should be fired, no one can tell me he knew nothings was going on, the Tutor worked for him. DUH? I thought the Tarheels would be above something like this,
  • by Chuck Location: Greenville on Aug 27, 2010 at 05:01 PM
    Lou Holtz said it right.Davis & The AD would be smart to get their Resumes ready.Both will bite the dust.Wait & See.These type problems seem to Follow Butch Davis.Look at Miami & You will see. I Hope the NCAA prevents all the cheating players from playing in the 2010 season.Hope Carolina Loses all the 2010 games.If the players involved cannot play,A Losing season is for real.Lol,This is funny to me.Surely Brightens up a bad day.
  • by Moderators Nightmare on Aug 27, 2010 at 03:01 PM
    I see the mods pulled the last guy's post. Classy WITN.
  • by To Small Bump in the Road on Aug 27, 2010 at 01:43 PM
    Sorry small bump, but the NCAA investigation does relate to the UNC coaching staff. UNC coach John Blake is in the middle of the agent investigation. And the tutor in question was an academic coach(aka tutor)for Butch Davis' family. That relationship will definitely be investigated. Lou Holtz on ESPN said it best, "Davis needs to prepare his resume."
  • by Moderators Nightmare on Aug 27, 2010 at 12:42 PM
    I wouldn't trade you for anything that that god forsaken place has or will ever have.
  • by the truth on Aug 27, 2010 at 11:37 AM
    I am an ECU grad but I am not talking trash because this thing can happen at any school in fact this proves its not just the Southern Cals that have problems but football programs like the ones in NC. How many times have we seen arrests in Greenville, Chapel Hill and Raleigh involving college athletes? I think the NCAA is taking a page out of the NFL commissioner Goodells' book. Beware to all programs all colleges better be doing a good job of policing themselves or they will be next!
  • by SMALL BUMP IN THE ROAD on Aug 27, 2010 at 11:25 AM
    I am sure you guys would gladly trade your tradition and sports programs and NO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS to have what UNC has, even though they have an investigation underway. Oh and the investigation relates to agents, not the UNC staff...GO HEELS!!!

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