UNC Football's Michael McAdoo Denied Injunction, Spoiling Eligibility

Former North Carolina defensive end Michael McAdoo won't be playing football again for the Tar Heels this fall after a judge denied his request for injunctive relief, reports the News & Observer:

Judge Orlando Hudson, after a hearing that lasted more than two hours, found that McAdoo’s claim did not meet the standards required for an injunction, and that it was "not likely he would suffer irreparable loss if not imposed."

McAdoo had been dismissed permanently from the football team last fall when it was found that he received improper help from an academic tutor and benefits from an agent. McAdoo decided to seek legal action because he believed the punishment was disproportionate to his actions, though later reports had McAdoo excessively plagiarizing others' works.

Apparently the school did offer to allow McAdoo a position as a student coach on scholarship for the upcoming season, at least to a recently filed affidavit by the school, but McAdoo's lawyer claims that the offer was not ever serious.

While the injunction was denied, the lawsuit filed against the university will go forward.

For more on the NCAA investigation into North Carolina, check out the rest of this StoryStream and visit Carolina March.

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