The NCAA announced earlier today that it will be back on campus to re-open the academic fraud investigation that took place in 2011.
The case ended more than two years ago, and the NCAA believes it can find more evidence since the case has ended. This comes off of the recent accusations from former Tar Heel Rashad McCants stated just a few weeks ago. McCants claimed he had tutors do work for him and he was essentially allowed free pass to keep him on the team. McCants also called out former teammates for not admitting they were treated the same way.
Reports have shown phony classes, classes requiring just one end-of-term paper and no-show courses to be consistent at the university in previous years. New details from the investigation will not be leaked until all interviews are complete and the investigation is done.
A statement from UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham was released today:
“The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a verbal notice of inquiry from the NCAA that it will repoen its 2011 examination of academic irregularities. The NCAA has determined that additional people with information and others who were previously uncooperative might now be willing to speak with the enforcement staff.
Since 2011, the university has conducted and commissioned numerous reviews of this matter and provided the NCAA with updates. In February, the university retained former federal prosecutor Kenneth Wainstein to conduct an independent investigation and instructed him to share relevant information directly and confidentially with the NCAA.
The university has instituted numerous academic reforms based on findings from earlier reports that an be found at http://carolinacommitment.unc.edu/. We remain committed to learning from our past so that we can move forward to building a stronger university.
Consistent with NCAA protocols, we will have no further comment on this matter until the process is complete.”