Appeals court rules against former player Michael McAdoo in suit against NCAA, UNC

Former North Carolina football player Michael McAdoo won’t get his day in court.

The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that McAdoo had no valid grounds to sue UNC or the NCAA for his expulsion from the team in 2010.

McAdoo was declared permanently ineligible by the NCAA after he was found to have received improper benefits and improper academic assistance.

A paper made public in McAdoo’s lawsuit revealed apparent plagiarism that prompted the review of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies.

McAdoo filed a lawsuit against the University for his disqualification from college athletics, but the three-judge panel said he lacked a legitimate claim for financial damages because as a linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, he achieved his goal of playing professional football.

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