North Carolina says scandal not athletic, but academic

A three-month investigation into accusations of academic fraud at North Carolina revealed not an athletic scandal but an academic scandal, reports Robbi Pickeral of

An independent investigation, headed by former North Carolina governor Jim Martin, said the scandal had more to do with the African-American Studies department than the athletic department.

“This was not an athletic scandal,” said Martin. “It was an academic scandal, which is worse.”

Instead, student-athletes took advantage of the irregularities in the African-American studies program.

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  1. Mark Liptak says:

    Martin may be correct but supposedly in the eyes of the NCAA that makes no difference.

    If it involves athletes, either it is or is not a violation. Intent, who originated it, who kept it going are irrelevant.

    Naturally the NCAA will look the other way on this because it is involving one of their ‘favorite sons’ in UNC.

    Mark Liptak

  2. jimBob says:

    Yeah, right.

  3. Mark Liptak says:

    Also in reading the report you find that Martin never interviewed one coach or one former player involved in this to get any insight.

    None, nada, zippo.

    Hilarious isn’t it?

    Mark Liptak