“UNC has reaped substantial profits from football student-athletes’ performance for the school, but it has not provided them a legitimate education in return,” the lawsuit states.
“As such, UNC has breached its contract with Plaintiff and Class members, in violation of North Carolina common law.”
The suit faults the University for breach of contract, fraud and engagement in deceptive trade practices.
“The suit seeks to restore the devotion to both the student and the athlete,” said Jeremi Duru, of counsel with Mehri & Skalet PLLC — one of the law firms representing McAdoo in the suit.
McAdoo, who attended UNC on a football scholarship between 2008 and 2010, was expelled from the team in 2010 after the NCAA declared him ineligible to play because he had received improper benefits and academic assistance.
McAdoo sued the University and the NCAA in 2011, claiming that the latter made an erroneous decision in ruling him ineligible to play. That lawsuit and a later appeal were both dismissed.
McAdoo’s current lawsuit outlines the findings of independent investigator Kenneth Wainstein’s report.