OT - UNC Agent Investigation Expanding to USC (NTUSC)

Submitted by MGoShoe on July 18th, 2010 at 7:16 PM

See this piece at the Sports Agent Blog indicating that the UNC NCAA investigation is moving over to the University of South Carolina.

...[Many UNC] players have already been interviewed by the NCAA, including Defensive Tackle Marvin Austin.  One item under investigation is travel expenses.  That same item might be a topic of discussion at nearby University of South Carolina.

It is readily known that Marvin Austin has become good friends with South Carolina’s Tight End, Weslye Saunders.  Many people believe that where Austin goes for representation will be the same place that Saunders signs, or vice versa.  Austin’s recent tweets about a trip to South Beach might have tipped of the NCAA that something might be going on regarding the payment for his travel expenses.  Apparently, Saunders was a member of that trip to South Beach.

The NCAA asked UNC projected draft picks to hand over phone records for their investigation.  I am hearing that the NCAA likewise asked Saunders for his phone records during a meeting with the NCAA that supposedly took place this past Thursday.

This investigation and the (other) USC investigation are a clear warning to all schools about the danger agents pose to their programs.  Woe to the program that turns its head to the players that are looking to cash in on the promise of the next level before the current level is complete.


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July 18th, 2010 at 7:22 PM ^

Wow, especially after the NCAA decided to bare its teeth against that USC.  Butch Davis may be ruing the day all those studs decided to play an extra year.


July 18th, 2010 at 9:20 PM ^

I double checked, because I don't think I've seen "ruing" spelled out before.  Thank you for doing your part to keep the specificity and expressiveness of our language alive.  This more than made up for all of the lol's and lmao's and worthless gibberish on the TP facebook link.


July 18th, 2010 at 10:29 PM ^

There were some murmurs another big name school was under investigation earlier in the week and a couple SC fans thought it was their school, guess they were right