Attorney: No Wrongdoing By UNC's Coples

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- An attorney for North Carolina's Quinton Coples says the NCAA found no wrongdoing by the defensive lineman, who attended NFL draft parties with ex-teammates accused of rules violations.

Former state Supreme Court justice Robert F. Orr says the NCAA notified him in a phone call Monday that its review was closed. The NCAA had spoken with Coples in May after photos surfaced of him with former Tar Heels Marvin Austin and Robert Quinn at a party in Washington, D.C.

Austin was kicked off the team and the NCAA ruled Quinn permanently ineligible during the probe into improper benefits and academic misconduct.

Orr said Tuesday the NCAA never alleged Coples broke any rules.

Coples was third in the Atlantic Coast Conference with 10 sacks last season.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 1, 2011 at 02:41 PM
    this is from If the past is any indication as to what will happen to the Tar Heels, then fans shouldn't be worried. The NCAA rarely takes these things seriously and usually just gives a slap on the wrist. It seems that these allegations are of the minor variety and only a few scholarships may be on the line.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 2, 2011 at 02:04 AM in reply to
      What about the $50,000-$60,000 cars the UNC athletes were driving when they racked up all of those parking tickets? The NCAA has a great deal of new evidence to process.
  • by Jay on Jul 1, 2011 at 05:33 AM
    This little investigation means nothing, the real violations will serve as the death penalty to this athletic department.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 1, 2011 at 02:33 PM in reply to Jay
      they will not get the death penalty. the school didnt pay the players. the players received benefits from sports agents, big difference. this is not nearly as bad as the haters have made it seem
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        by Anonymous on Jul 2, 2011 at 02:08 AM in reply to
        So who paid for the BMW's and Range Rovers that the UNC athletes were driving when they racked up those thousands of dollars in parking tickets? Agents again? UNC athletes have been driving around campus in these kinds of cars since the early 90's.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 28, 2011 at 11:10 PM
    The UNC player lawyered-up. Typical.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 at 05:26 AM in reply to
      A lawyer could make a living just on ECU athletes...
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        by Anonymous on Jun 29, 2011 at 10:15 AM in reply to
        But a lawyer could become a millionaire off of the major crimes committed by UNC athletes over the years.
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      by David on Jun 29, 2011 at 08:54 AM in reply to
      What did you expect him to do? Stick his neck out and let them go to hacking. I think if you were in his osition you would have done the same thing. Going to the parties is included in that statement.

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