On Sept. 30, five indictments related to the North Carolina football scandal were handed down by a grand jury and subsequently sealed.
One by one, each of those indictments were unsealed during a two-month period, and five individuals were charged with counts of athlete-agent inducement in violation of the North Carolina Uniform Athlete Agents Act.
In the end, 26 charges — 25 in violation of the North Carolina Uniform Athletes Agents Act — were levied against the five stemming from improper benefits doled out to former UNC football players Greg Little, Robert Quinn and Marvin Austin
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Jennifer Wiley Thompson, a former University tutor, was the first indictment unsealed on Oct. 3, and she was charged with four counts of athlete-agent inducement.
“This is new territory for everyone involved,” said Elliot Abrams, one of Thompson’s attorneys. “No one has ever been charged with this crime. So this is something that the district attorney’s office has to continue to look into, we have to continue to look into and we would ask that everyone keep an open mind until this matter is concluded in a court of law.”