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NCAA to reopen academic fraud investigation at North Carolina

Jun 30, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT

Bubba Cunningham

The NCAA has given North Carolina verbal notice that they will be reopening an investigation into the accusations of academic irregularities within the athletics programs, athletic director Bubba Cunningham announced on Monday afternoon.

“The NCAA has determined that additional people with information and others who were previously uncooperative might now be willing to speak to the enforcement staff,” the press release said.

In the release, Cunningham says that Kenneth Wainstein, a lawyer that was retained to conduct an independent investigation, was to share any relevant findings with the NCAA, directly and confidentially.

Earlier this month, former UNC guard Rashad McCants went on Outside The Lines saying that not only were the accusations true, but that UNC head coach Roy Williams knew about the academic improprieties.

The NCAA has released the following statement:

“The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, was cited by the Division I Committee on Infractions in 2012 for violations in its athletics program, including academic misconduct. As with any case, the NCAA enforcement staff makes clear it will revisit the matter if additional information becomes available. After determining that additional people with information and others who were previously uncooperative might be willing to speak with the enforcement staff, the NCAA has reopened its investigation. The enforcement staff is exploring this new information to ensure an exhaustive investigation is conducted based on all available information. The NCAA will not comment further to protect the integrity of the investigation.”

  1. psly2124 - Jun 30, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    The NCAA does not want to open Pandora’s box. If it did we may never see another collegiate sport on tv again. Get used to watching Princeton-Harvard matchup on a Saturday afternoon. That’s the only conference that can field teams top to bottom. A few other major players like cal duke and Stanford. There is so much cheating and scandals in major college sports the average citizens cannot fathom the extent that are used to get these illiterate athletes qualified to play

  2. cdawg1969 - Jul 1, 2014 at 6:22 AM

    Did anyone watch the recent NBA draft? If the post-pick interviews didn’t show just how rampant the illiteracy issue is / can be, I don’t know what it will take to open their eyes.

  3. psly2124 - Jul 1, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    The whistleblower just said 70 % of the basketball/football team was reading below the 8 the grade level. And they are getting scholarships. These are the ones committing the felonies. Good job UNC. Trust me your not the only school it’s all over.

  4. scbaby2013 - Jul 4, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    NCAA is a joke why even investigate when you guys gave Miami a slap on the wrist for the Shapiro fiasco. Smh

  5. mnsurferpimp - Jul 6, 2014 at 2:45 AM

    Listening to the post draft interview of Mn wolves pick Zac Levine was eye opening! It was like listening to a 10 year old foreign exchange student explain the difference between their and they’re

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