You know what really chaps my ass… okay, you know one thing that really chaps my ass?
Seriously, North Carolina is guilty of academic fraud that’s so blatant it makes what the Harricks did look like child’s play.
According to the Raleigh New & Observer, UNC has acknowledged that its all-time receiving leader, current New York Giant Hakeem Nicks, was ineligible throughout his junior season in 2008 due to academic fraud.
But since it wasn’t caught until after the season was over and since Nicks turned pro after the season, no harm, no foul. Or if you prefer a more philosophical description,
His agent told the New & Observer that, four years after the fact, his client’s eligibility is “low on the totem pole of relevant issues,” which is hard to dispute from Nicks’ perspective or North Carolina’s.
Glad that worked out for all concerned. After all, the Heels are already penalized for eligibility issues related to payments from agents. Is there really any need to pile on further just because it involves cheapening the primary mission of any academic institution?
Meanwhile, Uncle Frank Beamer needs a kicker. So let’s all welcome back junior Cody Journell from his temporary exile after his suspension for felony home invasion.
Fortunately for Va. Tech, no scooters were involved in the incident.