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Bubba Cunningham releases statement about Roy Williams


This afternoon, UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham released a statement regarding Head Basketball Coach Roy Williams in the wake of the recent statements made by Rashad McCants regarding his education at UNC. Mr. Cunningham’s statement, from GoHeels.com, reads,

“Since Friday, there have been conversations inside and outside the Carolina Community aboutRoy Williams and Carolina Basketball. I am proud to see the outpouring of support from former players and the basketball community at large, which reinforces the respect, integrity and care of student athletes that Coach Williams has shown throughout his career. Current and former players from across the country have told me that Coach Williams and his staff have always placed a priority on self-accountability inside the classroom. I have witnessed this myself.

Everyone here at Carolina wants to know all we can about past academic and athletic anomalies. But speculation and innuendo should not replace the independent investigation currently being conducted by former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein. We must allow his work to be complete and thorough.”

Earlier today, Roy Williams also responsed to Rashad McCants’s comments in an interview with ESPN. You can find that entire interview right here on ESPN.com.

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