UNC's NCAA Notice Of Allegations Document: Ineligible Athletes Played Multiple Seasons

The North Carolina Tar Heels have finally unveiled the NCAA's Notice of Allegations, which details just how far and deep into Chapel Hill these various intertwining scandals go. The answers: very, and very. You can click to review the entire document here, which includes many pages of guidelines on how UNC should respond to the allegations, but here's the gist of it.

Carolina football has been accused of violating NCAA bylaws 10.1, 10.1-(b), 10.1-(c), 10.1-(d), 11.1.4, 11.2.2, 12.1.2.1.6, 12.3.1.2 ... and so on. As Stewart Mandel has noted, Butch Davis' program has pretty much touched 'em all. In the very first paragraph is the line:

As a result of the academic fraud, [redacted] competed while ineligible during the 2009 and 2010 football seasons, and [redacted] competed while ineligible during the 2008 and 2009 football seasons.

The notice spans everything from a player getting a little too much help with a works-cited page for an African studies course in November 2008 to tutor Jennifer Wiley paying for player airfare and parking tickets and over $27,000 finding its way into player pockets by way of Gary Wichard, Todd Stewart and others. Current New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks is named in that group, and former coach John Blake has a section all to himself.

The table of impermissible monetary benefits breaks all the way down to $5 violations. Yikes.

The only good news for Heels fans: the department as a whole wasn't hit with a Lack of Institutional Control charge -- apparently since Roy Williams runs a relatively tight ship, I guess -- but this is about as widespread as it gets while being contained in just one program. This story has been going on forever, and yet it's only getting started. Wheeeee!

For more on the Tar Heels, head over to Carolina March. For more college football, join SB Nation's NCAA football hub.

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