Wednesday, September 22, 2010

UNC Penalties Handed Down

And the secondary takes a major hit... not like that's a surprise or anything...

Corner Kendric Burney and safety Deunta Williams got the biggest hits...

Burney, who received $1,333 in benefits, must miss six games and make repayment of $575.19 to a charity of his choice. Williams, who received $1,426 in benefits, must miss four games and make repayment of $450.67 to a charity of his choice.

North Carolina AD Dick Baddour says the school plans to appeal the length of the suspensions on behalf of both players.

"While I respect the NCAA process, I believe the penalties to be unduly harsh given the individual circumstances in these cases,” Baddour said.

The two games the players have missed to date will count against their ultimate punishment, the NCAA has said.

Counting against instead of counting for...??? Huge...

In a statement, the university said the violations included trips to California, Atlanta and Las Vegas for Burney and two trips to California for Williams.

Defensive tackle Marvin Austin was suspended September 1st for a violation of team rules.

Another nine Tarheel players- Cornerback Charles Brown, wide receiver Greg Little, defensive end Michael McAdoo, defensive end Robert Quinn, defensive end Linwan Euwell, safety Brian Gupton, tailback Ryan Houston, safety Da’Norris Searcy and safety Jonathan Smith- have practiced with the team, but have been held out of games while their eligibility is being figured out.

More when we know more...

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