The N.C. Court of Appeals denied Wednesday the University’s petition to delay the release of records involving members of the UNC football team.
The court had previously granted the University’s motion to stay the release of the records until the petition had been considered.
The decision requires the University to release the records, though it can still file an appeal of Superior Court Judge Howard Manning’s April ruling.
The records in question include unredacted phone records of UNC’s athletic director Dick Baddour, head football coach Butch Davis and former assistant coach John Blake, as well as parking tickets issued to 11 student-athletes.
Amanda Martin, the plaintiffs’ attorney, said she does not know if the University has any avenues to further delay the records’ release.