Robbi Pickeral of ESPN reports that North Carolina has sent the NCAA documents pertaining to the hiring and trips taken by Tami Hansbrough, mother of former star player Tyler Hansbrough, and does not believe that any violations occurred.
A fund-raiser at UNC, Tami Hansbrough was implicated in a travel scandal involving her department at the school. She allegedly charged the university for trips that did not pertain to her fund-raising duties, including trips to see her son, Ben, play at Notre Dame.
Hansbrough resigned Sept. 12 from the $95,000-a-year position she took at UNC while Tyler was still playing at North Carolina.
Included in the documents, which the school released Friday, were summaries of Hansbrough’s university-paid trips to the 2009 ACC and NCAA tournaments in which her son played. UNC won the national championship that season.
Steve Kirschner, a spokesman for UNC’s athletics department, said Sunday morning that the fax, sent to the NCAA earlier this month, was not sent to report a violation, but rather to update the NCAA on the facts after recent reports about Hansbrough’s trips and resignation. Kirschner also told ESPN.com that the school remains confident that no NCAA violations were committed.