The media coalition, which also includes The (Raleigh) News & Observer, The Charlotte Observer and the Associated Press, sued the University in 2010 for all internal records related to the football investigation.
How did it come to this?
Requests for said records had previously been blocked by the University, which asserted that they were protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
The University stuck to this interpretation throughout the lawsuit but received unfavorable rulings from Superior Court Judge Howard Manning. It agreed to a settlement with the media outlets on Thursday, ending the two-year legal battle.
What records were released Friday?
The University released a few documents it had sent to the NCAA.
It released the request that defensive end Robert Quinn be reinstated, along with the complete “statements of facts” for Charles Brown, Kendric Burney, Michael McAdoo and Deunta Williams.
The University also released records of the legal fees it incurred in dealings with the NCAA.
What did we learn?