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Thursday June 8th

More named who gave benefits to football players

University disassociates with former tutor

UNC has named new people who gave gifts and other benefits to football players, including three former teammates.

Mahlon Carey, Hakeem Nicks, Omar Brown, Vernon Davis and an unknown person from Miami gave gifts of cash and jewelry and provided impermissible assistance with travel, lodging and entertainment expenses.

  • Nicks: $3,300
  • Brown: $1,865
  • Carey: $140
  • Davis: $20
  • Unknown person from Miami: $323

Additionally, the University provided a disassociation letter from athletic director Dick Baddour to Jennifer Wiley, a former tutor.

The letter to Wiley says that UNC learned that she gave players financial assistance in excess of $2,000 in 2010. It also says that in 2009 and 2010 she gave inappropriate academic assistance.

The University also responded to a request for one of the records named in the lawsuit filed against several UNC administrators by a coalition of eight media organizations. UNC has reviewed parking tickets issued to 11 football players and determined that the cars were all registered to students, parents or other students, but declined again to release the parking tickets themselves, citing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

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