St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn was surprised to get a letter of "permanent disassociation" from North Carolina for NCAA violations that led to criminal charges against five people for violating the state's sports agent law.
North Carolina has sent letters of "permanent disassociation" to former Tar Heels football players Marvin Austin, Greg Little and Robert Quinn for NCAA violations that led to criminal charges against five people for violating the state's sports agent law.
The NCAA infractions committee has hit North Carolina's football program with a one-year postseason ban, a reduction of 15 scholarships and three years of probation following an investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct.
As the NFL combine continues in Indianapolis, LaRue Cook of ESPN The Magazine looks at the programs that have produced the most NFL-caliber talent from the past two seasons to see which teams have done it with elite recruits, and which haven't.
Everett Withers won't dwell on the mixed emotions of becoming a head coach for the first time after the firing of Butch Davis at North Carolina. The interim coach just doesn't have time with preseason practice only a week away for the troubled program.
North Carolina fired football coach Butch Davis, saying the past year of turmoil amid an NCAA investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct was doing too much damage to the school's reputation.