Tar Heels' Davis Caught Off-Guard By NCAA Probe

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina coach Butch Davis says an NCAA probe into potential rule violations in his football program came "out of left field."

In his first public comments since the investigation began, Davis said Thursday the school is cooperating with the NCAA and that his program follows its rules.

A person familiar with the investigation says the NCAA is looking into whether two players received improper benefits from agents. Senior defensive tackle Marvin Austin and senior receiver Greg Little are the focus of the probe, the person told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is confidential.

The probe became public about a week ago after NCAA investigators visited the campus in Chapel Hill.


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  • by Baker Location: Williamston on Jul 26, 2010 at 03:23 PM
    "Sam", even a blind squirrel will find a nut now and then. ECU does recruit out of a lower ranked pool of prospects but every now and then they pull a upset and "Sam" confuses the exception with the rule. Guess who? In case you didn't know, this is Baykha!! So there is nothing you can say anymore. Baykha!!!
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jul 26, 2010 at 01:51 PM
    Guess who? In case if you don't know, that was in 2008.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jul 26, 2010 at 11:23 AM
    Hey Guess who? For you to say that is about as lame of a post as it is. How on earth can you say that ECU gets the ones that are not good enough to play at the ACC institutions when ECU just beat THE ACC Champs, Virginia Tech Hokies? That kind of talk is the talk of an idiot who don't know a thing about college sports. Don't forget we had Chris Johnson, David Garrard, and now Linval Joseph (DT who left ECU after his Junior Year) is expected to be a starter for the NY Giants, so there is nothing you can say anymore.
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Jul 24, 2010 at 09:19 AM
    "duh", you need a huh behind your duh and it would fit. Good thing you don't need any common sense or knowledge from life's experience to get into ECSU or Central or wherever you are headed. If you did, you would have been rejected. I'm not knocking your school of choice, just try not to make comments about things you obviously have no understanding of. When sports agents start tampering with college players, the coach, his staff and school administration are usually the last people they would inform. Coaches and administrators don't like problems and they don't like outsiders causing problems with their athletes. Dirty coaches, like say John Calipari, Jerry Tarkanian, Galen Hall and Pete Carroll normally funnel cash, gifts, etc from local boosters, not agents.
  • by duh on Jul 23, 2010 at 08:05 PM
    lol ecsu...dont knock your alma mater there, big guy.
  • by duh on Jul 23, 2010 at 02:23 PM
    Good gracious no.
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Jul 23, 2010 at 02:09 PM
    Sounds about right "duh", you are young and clueless. You are just repeating the ignorant things you have heard others who are beyond their depth of understanding say. Good luck at Elizabeth City State University.
  • by Dan Location: ENC on Jul 23, 2010 at 12:14 PM
    To duh, would that be Duke?
  • by Guess who? on Jul 23, 2010 at 11:26 AM
    You never have to worry about this type of thing happening at ECU because nobody wants to play here. ECU gets the players that aren't good enough to play at NC, NCST, Duke, or Wake.
  • by duh on Jul 23, 2010 at 09:16 AM
    Yes, blame it all on the agents. Butch had no clue whatsoever what was going on. Did you even go to Carolina? And since you made the comment about it, I just graduated high school near the top of my class and I'm about to enter one of the best colleges in the state. Thank you.
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