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UNC releases 80 exhibits used in response to NCAA allegations

The University released 80 exhibits Tuesday that were used in UNC’s response to the NCAA’s notice of allegations.

The response was filed Monday, 90 days after the University received the notice of allegations from the NCAA that outlined nine major violations allegedly committed by the UNC football program.

The exhibits, which the University redacted citing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, include contracts between the University and former associate head football coach John Blake, flight records for former North Carolina defensive tackle Marvin Austin and Twitter posts of UNC football players.

Also included in the documents was a letter sent by athletic director Dick Baddour to former tutor Jennifer Wiley, which proved that the University cut ties with her on Nov. 5, 2010, after learning she had provided impermissible benefits to UNC football players.

Exhibits 66-80 largely comprised documents relating to University academic policies, including tutor and student-athlete handbooks as well as information about the UNC Honor Code.

In Monday’s response, the University detailed self-imposed consequences, sanctions which both Baddour and Chancellor Holden Thorp said prove that the University has accepted responsibility for its actions. UNC will go before the NCAA Committee on Infractions on Oct. 28.

“We have acknowledged our violations, and we’ve responded in the way you would expect of this University,” Thorp said in a press release.

“We think that the sanctions we have proposed accept responsibility and, at the same time, give our current and future student-athletes and coaches every opportunity for success.”

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