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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.

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  • mrwufabc Jun 14, 2:09 a.m.

    Just a few more "you knows" and he'll earn a Master's at UNC!

    Sheesh.

    — Posted by ABC and Loving Life

    Explain how Mike Glennon got a MASTERs Degree at NC State First Year College and University... View More

    — Posted by Jewelry-EricLeak

    Really.... that's how you want to go? Compare Little with Mike Glennon in Graduate School? Really?

  • Jewelry-EricLeak Jun 13, 9:03 p.m.

    Just a few more "you knows" and he'll earn a Master's at UNC!

    Sheesh.

    — Posted by ABC and Loving Life

    Explain how Mike Glennon got a MASTERs Degree at NC State First Year College and University while playing football and ADMITTING that he took ONE class during the fall semesters while he CONCENTRATING on football. Dan Kane needs to get a transcript or two at NC State, compare the grades to the classes and make his conclusions on at least 25 articles in the N&O. His articles would not be different and contain the same information every 2 or 3 weeks, just have a different headline. Hypocrites in Raleigh. Greg Little took as many classes as Glennon.

  • Alex25 Jun 13, 6:42 p.m.

    Dude NEVER went to class. And has no class.

  • ABC and Loving Life Jun 13, 4:14 p.m.

    Just a few more "you knows" and he'll earn a Master's at UNC!

    Sheesh.

  • I am not who you think I am Jun 13, 1:39 p.m.

    I can't believe the UNC athletic dept. let Little back on campus to speak to current athletes. Guess they still haven't learned their lesson....did he bring his agent also

  • 903 PJ trusted Rodney Blackstock Jun 13, 12:56 p.m.

    ^Actually, Greg made out better than the victims. He got what he wanted out of coming to UNC, an NFL career... The vacated wins, bowl ban and probation, embarassment, and people that got thrown under the bus are of no consequence to him as long as he gets his millions...

  • timtimcharoo Jun 13, 12:45 p.m.

    "I just, you know, want to be forgiven and want to move on."



    Greg, you're just the victim. I forgive you.

    When in rome ....

    — Posted by 903 PJ trusted Rodney Blackstock

    if everyone is breaking the rules, you're just a victim if you opt to break them too, right? kind of like at My Lai, right?

  • kornfan2448 Jun 13, 12:44 p.m.

    Everybody makes mistakes, it happens. The important thing is to learn from it and not repeat those mistakes. If he wants forgiveness, he needs to stay out of trouble and use his position to be a positive role model and example for others. Time will tell. Anyone can change, but not everyone does.

  • 903 PJ trusted Rodney Blackstock Jun 13, 12:38 p.m.

    "I just, you know, want to be forgiven and want to move on."



    Greg, you're just the victim. I forgive you.

    When in rome ....

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