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Hakeem Nicks named by UNC for giving improper benefits

The University of North Carolina named former player Hakeem Nicks and two others in a press release on Thursday for providing improper benefits to football players at the school.

The benefits Nicks gave totaled $3,300,  which included  “gifts of cash and jewelry and impermissible assistance with lodging, travel, transportation and entertainment expenses.”

The school discovered the violations as part of a separate investigation at UNC looking into possible academic fraud and players accepting benefits from agents.

This entire depressing post was a good reminder why I like the NFL so much more than college football.

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12 Responses to “Hakeem Nicks named by UNC for giving improper benefits”
  1. frankvzappa says: Nov 11, 2010 7:34 PM

    also college football sucks

  2. ctgiant says: Nov 11, 2010 7:48 PM


  3. gcsuk says: Nov 11, 2010 7:48 PM

    UNC is simply firing a pre-emptive strike to cover up their own violations. Auburn should have done the same thing with the Cam Newton fiasco. Just throw ANYONE you can under the bus.

    I don’t think you are going to see Nicks donating any “honorariums” to his Alma Mater from now on.

  4. gcsuk says: Nov 11, 2010 7:52 PM

    Geez, at least Nicks isn’t a complete cheapskate. Vernon Davis “donated” a whole $20. What did he buy, Happy Meals for the Offensive Line?!?!

  5. dman19 says: Nov 11, 2010 7:54 PM

    What??? no hookers…

  6. TheDPR says: Nov 11, 2010 8:02 PM

    The NCAA is ridiculous. I hate all their dopey rules.

  7. cappa662 says: Nov 11, 2010 8:15 PM

    How about capping the head coaches salaries??? I can’t believe what these schools are paying the coaches. The coaches make like what the entire educational staff makes. Of course the teachers do not bring any money into the school like the coaches… but the players sure as hell bring a ton of money to the schools.

  8. zaggs says: Nov 11, 2010 8:47 PM

    Sad part is that the 3,300 doesn’t mean Nicks gave them money or gifts that totaled that much. But seems a good deal of that amount includes , “…the estimated value of lodging provided in their homes,”. So Nicks let some players stay over? Wow. That just brings the whole integrity of college football into question.
    But hey UNC, good luck getting donations from Nicks in the future.

  9. mikea311 says: Nov 11, 2010 8:48 PM

    who cares, Nicks isnt an agent, if i gave a “gift” to a UNC player would I be violating any rules?

  10. xtb3 says: Nov 11, 2010 9:54 PM

    athletes in colleges should be paid absolutely nothing. universities need all the sports revenue from games and tv, etc. to tenure leftist professors for life.

  11. jackburtonsspawn says: Nov 12, 2010 8:31 AM

    These schools are gonna start pointing the finger at everyone but themselves to avoid sanctions. USC made off like a bandit.

  12. dfm725 says: Nov 12, 2010 10:18 AM

    So Nicks isn’t allowed to go back to his college and take his friends out from the football team? How would this be any different if one of the football players at UNC had a rich father that took the team out?

    It makes no sense. What they SHOULD do, is just open everything up to everybody. BENEFITS FOR EVERYONE!

    Then the richest colleges will get all the good players and who the hell cares…

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