Agent investigation names UNC football money man
Whoops.An investigation into sports agents by the North Carolina Secretary of State found that a Georgia man sent cash to then-University of North Carolina football player Marvin Austin and other student-athletes nationwide, as well as tutor Jennifer Wiley."Terry Watson was a guy who game me money," Austin told state investigators in reference to Terry Shawn Watson, of the Watson Sports Agency registered in Marietta, Georgia.
FedEx records back up Austin's claim that he got a package from Georgia sent by Watson associate Patrick Jones. In one instance, Austin stated that he received $2,000 in cash.
Records also confirm that packages were sent to an address belonging to Wiley, the tutor named for providing extra help to student-athletes, between January 2009 and June 2010. Wiley was also found to have paid for former UNC football player Greg Little's parking tickets and airline flights.
This is probably not going to be a big deal for UNC as an institution, but it sure is for the individuals involved, especially those still employed at member institutions as coaches or instructors.
It also goes to show that UNC's self aggrandizing over being such a academic monolith is just so much hype and hypocrisy.
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