Updated 5:00 p.m.: UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz released a statement on X, writing "We are deeply disappointed that the NCAA has ruled against Tez Walker's eligibility when we believe the facts of his situation should obviously permit him to play this season."
UNC football wide receiver Devontez ‘Tez’ Walker’s eligibility has been denied for the entirety of the 2023 season, according to a statement that UNC head coach Mack Brown released on Thursday afternoon. The statement was posted on North Carolina football’s X and Instagram accounts. This news follows a meeting Walker had on Thursday morning to review his case with an NCAA committee composed of representatives from member schools.
“I don’t know that I’ve ever been more disappointed in a person, a group of people, or an institution than I am with the NCAA right now,” Brown wrote in his statement. “It’s clear that the NCAA is about process and it couldn’t care less about the young people it’s supposed to be supporting. Plain and simple, the NCAA has failed Tez and his family and I’ve lost all faith in its ability to lead and govern our sport.”