UNC Looking Into Publication Of Julius Peppers' Transcript

The academic scandal at North Carolina isn't breaking news, but the depth of its reach is: the school is now investigating how the transcript of former football and basketball player Julius Peppers, who left the Tar Heels in 2002 for the NFL's Charlotte Panthers, ended up on their web site Sunday.

In a statement, the school says it has removed the link and that it wouldn't discuss confidential student information covered by federal privacy laws. The school didn't confirm the authenticity of the transcript, which lists Peppers' name at the top.

What's noticeable is that Peppers received high grades - some of his best at UNC - in classes in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies. That's the same department found to have awarded fraudulent grades to student athletes between 2007-'11.

Obviously Peppers' tenure at UNC fell well before the timeframe of that investigation, meaning that a whole new set of questions could arise.

For more on UNC football, be sure to check out Carolina March and SB Nation's college football page.

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