Former North Carolina defensive end Michael McAdoo lost his college football eligibility in the wake of the NCAA investigation into possible impermissible benefits at the school. Now McAdoo's filed a civil lawsuit against the NCAA and North Carolina, alleging "gross negligence" and seeking reinstatement.
McAdoo is also looking for unspecified damages in the suit, which claims that, despite the NCAA ruling him permanently ineligible for receiving assistance from a tutor "on multiple assignments across several academic terms," the only infraction the Honor Code found him guilty of was passing another's work off as his own after a tutor reformatted a paper. And McAdoo's contention is that being ruled ineligible for that academic mistake and receiving $110 in improper benefits as part of a trip he took to Washington, D.C. with teammates Marvin Austin and Greg Little is "grossly disproportionate."
A hearing on McAdoo's case will be held July 15.