Former Tar Heel Little calls role in UNC scandal childish
Posted June 13, 2013
Wide receiver Greg Little regrets the way things ended at the University of North Carolina and hopes to be forgiven.
“I think it was a childish mistake I made,” Little said while joining The World’s Strongest Morning Show on 620 the Buzz Thursday morning. “I just, you know, want to be forgiven and want to move on.”
In 2010, Little missed his entire senior season after the NCAA ruled him ineligible for accepting gifts from agents including travel and jewelry.
A few months ago, Little spent time with the current Tar Heel football team to give players advice and insight about life in the NFL. He told young players to “seize every opportunity and remain that hungry kid that, you know, is seeking his dream.”
He remains a big supporter of former Tar Heel head coach Butch Davis, who lost his job as the scandal built.
“Carolina is a family and it will always remain that,” said Little. “Butch (Davis) was a great coach and just a great a man.”
Little, currently a starting wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, will host a football camp at his alma mater, Hillside High School, June 15. He emphasized the camp is designed to have fun and mentor young football players.
He said his days of childish actions are long gone, and he plans to focus on being a better team player.
In his first two seasons in the NFL, Little has 1,356 receiving yards on 114 catches and 6 touchdowns. Little will be working closely this offseason with new head coach Rob Chudzinski and offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Chudzinski was the Carolina Panthers’ offensive coordinator from 2011-12 and worked under Butch Davis at the University of Miami from 1995-2000.