UNC Banishes Three Football Players For Accepting A Lot Of Bling
The Marvin Austin saga is finally over. Today UNC announced that, DT Marvin Austin has been dismissed, while WR Greg Little and DL Robert Quinn have been ruled permanently ineligible. But that’s not new news, we figured it was only a matter of time before these players where dismissed, what’s shocking is what they were dismissed for accepting.
Little was found to have received $4,952 in impermissible benefits, including diamond earrings, as well as travel accommodations for the Bahamas, Washington DC and two trips to Miami, among other benefits. While Quinn accepted $5.642 in gifts including two black diamond watches, a pair of matching earrings and travel accommodations for a trip to Miami, among other benefits. Shit with all that ice they were begging to get caught (and it’s hard to believe the coaches didn’t notice all that new bling).
But the serious of the allegations against both Quinn and Little were that they provided false and misleading information to NCAA investigators on three separate occasions. The school didn’t go into detail as to what Marvin Austin accepted, the release only stated he was “dismissed for violations of NCAA agent benefits, preferential treatment and ethical conduct rules”. But seeing that he is the best player out of the bunch he had to have gotten way more bling than Little and Quinn.
Also left out of the statement is who paid for the three players bling and trips. But seeing that we already know Marvin Austin had trips paid for by NFL agent Gary Wichard and his Pro Tech Management company, I think it’s safe to assume that they are somehow involved.
And the worst news is that even with these three dismissals, there are still eight players who’s eligabilty is still up in the air wither because they accepting impermissible benefits or due to the academic scandal…which we haven’t even touched on yet. In other words things are going to get a lot worst before they get any better.
via USA Today