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NC Supreme Court won't hear McAdoo's case

Posted April 12, 2013

— The North Carolina Supreme Court on Friday agreed with the state Court of Appeals that Michael McAdoo had no standing to sue the University of North Carolina and the NCAA over his dismissal in 2010 from the Tar Heel football team.

McAdoo's lawyers argued that, by ruling him ineligible to play, the university and NCAA had caused his drop in the NFL draft and cost him money.

McAdoo originally filed suit against the university in July 2011 after he was ruled ineligible by the NCAA for the 2010 season. A judge dismissed his suit, noting that by signing an NFL contract with the Baltimore Ravens, McAdoo attained his goal of a professional career and made his college career moot.

The university argued throughout the case that McAdoo's professional status negates any claim that his prospects were limited.

McAdoo was one of seven players forced to sit out the 2010 season while the NCAA investigated the Tar Heel football program. The NCAA ruled McAdoo ineligible for receiving improper assistance from tutor Jennifer Wiley on multiple assignments across several academic terms.

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  • RAA0013 Apr 16, 1:15 p.m.

    He cheated - he got caught. It's over.

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Apr 12, 8:08 p.m.

    Enough already! Give it up, McAdoo.

  • KTs Reich Apr 12, 4:21 p.m.

    he was ruled ineligible by the NCAA for the 2010 season. A judge dismissed his suit, noting that... View More

    — Posted by hpr641

    Study law first, then run your mouth.

  • Objective Scientist Apr 12, 2:17 p.m.

    I have not seen ANYTHING regarding McAdoo "first-hand". I don't have his high school academic credentials, transcript, etc. to examine... I don't have his SAT scores... I don't have a transcript of his UNC coursework with grades, etc. Nevertheless, from everything I have seen about him... McAdoo clearly appears to be one of those "student" athletes who has never been much of a student. From all of this I also STRONGLY suspect that McAdoo could not have cared less about being a student at UNC, but being on the UNC football team was at the top of his list, that proverbial "head and shoulders" above all else. Playing football at UNC (could have been anywhere) was his "ticket" to the NFL. He would gain exposure and publicity, he would be guided, instructed, coached in training methods that would enable him to get "bigger and stronger", and he would be "taught/coached" his sport by very knowledgeable and highly paid coaches. Bottom line - HE SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN ADMITTED!!!

  • kornfan2448 Apr 12, 2:06 p.m.

    Had he not made his mistakes initially, this situation would be non-existent. I get a bit tired of people trying to hold others accountable for their own mistakes. Hope he learns from it and moves on.

  • hpr641 Apr 12, 1:59 p.m.

    he was ruled ineligible by the NCAA for the 2010 season. A judge dismissed his suit, noting that by signing an NFL contract with the Baltimore Ravens, McAdoo attained his goal of a professional career and made his college career moot.

    Does the courts even realize that NFL professional contracts are not all identical? Or that the university's actions also ended the "student" part of him being a "student-athlete?" Also, say a guy dreams of working for IBM, SAS, Cisco, or Glaxo as a Director or above, but, his university's actions force him to end his college studies early. Under the courts' reasoning, if he takes a job as a janitor, the university's off the hook.

  • stillheelman73 Apr 12, 1:52 p.m.

    Good! Move on.

  • zonk Apr 12, 1:45 p.m.

    Good ! Enough time wasted on him.

  • Luxy Apr 12, 1:18 p.m.

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!

    #SWOFFBLOOD!!!!!!

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