UNC's Marvin Austin Suspended Indefinitely

University of North Carolina head coach Butch Davis has suspended senior defensive tackle Marvin Austin indefinitely.

"This decision is not a result of the ongoing NCAA review," says Davis. "Marvin has violated team rules and has neglected his responsibilities to the team."

Austin has been projected as a possible NFL first-round pick. He will not play Saturday night when the No. 18 Tar Heels face No. 21 LSU in Atlanta.

The NCAA has made two trips to North Carolina this summer to look into whether Austin and receiver Greg Little received improper benefits from agents. Both players have been working with the second team for much of the preseason and haven't spoken with reporters.

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  • by The Pirate Lady Location: Grimesland on Sep 3, 2010 at 10:10 PM
    Heard today that some UNC season ticket holders are demanding refunds on their tickets, and the ticket office is going to comply. The NCAA won't need to impose the Death Penalty...the fans are already doing it.
  • by Albert Location: Eastern NC on Sep 3, 2010 at 01:50 PM
    Where ya at Jim???? I told you that defense was stripped. It's amazing how sorry a liar and cheater UNC can turn out. UNC-CHeaters
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Sep 3, 2010 at 07:12 AM
    Baker, it's UNC that has the sore crybaby losers. I was told recently that back in 1975 that some UNC fans ended up pouring liquor on the 1975 ECU football team after ECU got that win up in Chapel Hill. That shows a complete lack of class and some of the worst sportsmanship ever. Also these are probably some of the self-righteous morons that claim this so called "public ivy" title. Those people who claim that should not even have the same rights as a normal American. UNC has done everything to try to prevent ECU from getting the dental school as well. I can tell most of the ones up here are bandwagon fans who don't realize that UNC law school has most of these politicians in the legislature that will do anything that will screw over Eastern North Carolina in a heartbeat (Ex. Sky High home insurance rates and lack of needed roads and roadwork). Look at the debt this state is in. The ones who still love them so much should be living up in the triangle, or somewhere further west.
  • by lol on Sep 2, 2010 at 03:12 PM
    as long as they get to the tire bowl, everything will be ok.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 2, 2010 at 08:07 AM
    TO BAKER: even cheating, the tarheels can't beat the wolfpack, give me a break.. 1 player down and 10 more to go..... Have a great season!!!
  • by wulfpak7483 Location: Eastern NC on Sep 2, 2010 at 07:51 AM
    Long time NC State fan here, but I think Coach Davis has done a remarkable job with UNC. AS far as NCAA probing for player trips, so be it. Penalize them if its necessary, but Davis paying for a tutor...reguardless if its to keep the kids on the team, did it not help them with there education so the teacher didn't just "pass" them anyway so they could play. I don't see the big deal witht he tutor. I know there is probably a lot more they'll dig up. I sure hate it for Davis and the school. It makes UNC look less credible when NCSU beats them each year. (had to throw that in there) Good luck to Coach Davis. Hope they get things straightened out for him and the players.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Sep 2, 2010 at 07:42 AM
    The only ACC teams worth pulling for are UVA, Va Tech, and the Miami Hurricanes. To UNC #1 Fan, you must be an idiot to pull for such a school that has disrespected the school that gave you all that scholarship money. Basically that is another form of dissing your alma mater. Go buy some more of those $2 Wal Mart UNC shirts while you are at it. Thomas, N.C. State is not much different than UNC, except that they probably don't cheat.
  • by Pirateman Location: Greenville on Sep 2, 2010 at 04:06 AM
  • by thomas Location: greenville on Sep 1, 2010 at 08:00 PM
    How bout them Heels! hahahaha,, can you hear that, yep that is sound of tarholes falling apart, don't cry in your wine while eating your cheese, UNC at Cheater Hill,,,, GO PACK Pack WIN AGAIN 3 in a row, make it 4 yrs straight, TOB to smart for Butchie
  • by Paul on Sep 1, 2010 at 07:45 PM
    UNC (University of Non-Compliance): tick... tick... tick... Better hold off on buying that Tarheel gear in your local Wal-Mart, the stock is about to DROP! LOL! UNC-CHeaters be VERY careful here, this is about to get ugly and your "heels" are about to stink... "Baykha" (what a PERFECT name for a non-UNC-CHeat attendee band-wagoner)- 1. They'd look at you askew on campus at UNC-CHeat (you don't belong and it's OBVIOUS) and 2. tick... tick... tick... the heel is about to break. Heels about to go boom and it couldn't happen to a finer (or is that finah"? Baykha"?) bunch! Sleep tight UNC-CHeat fans, the house of cards is about to fall... The good news: you can stop wearing your baby-blue color and choose a different color to "represent" from your local Wal-Mart (like you, "Baykha").LOL!!! Tick... tick... tick... What comes around gos around. The UNC-CHeat alums always looked down on you down-east wannabes anyways. Or maybe just laughed at you... tick... tock...down goes the heels.
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