North Carolina

Judge extends seal on documents related to agent, UNC investigations

Posted January 24, 2013

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— A North Carolina superior court judge on Thursday extended a seal on documents relating to Secretary of State Elaine Marshall's investigation of athletic agent activity, citing possible damage to what the state called an "ongoing investigation."

Originally requested by Marshall's office in July 2011, the documents and records would illuminate any relationships between professional agents and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill athletes. 

The documents will become public in late March regardless of the state of the investigation, Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens ruled Thursday. UNC Academics Investigation Archive: UNC investigations

The ongoing investigation by Marshall's office, which began in July 2010 in response to the NCAA's investigation involving UNC's football program, does not focus on any particular school, but rather the conduct of agents in the state as a whole. 

Agents are required to register with the Secretary of State's office under the Uniform Agent Act, which prohibits them from providing benefits to athletes before they sign a contract and from falsely representing either athletes or their families.

Specific documents requested are an uncensored copy of the notice of allegations against UNC; a record of all statements and interviews conducted during the investigation made by UNC employees, coaches, student-athletes and former student-athletes; interviews conducted with Todd Stewart, who was tied to the agency Pro Sports Financial, former UNC defensive assistant John Blake and Marvin Sanders, who was an assistant with Blake at the University of Nebraska; as well as a copy of Blake's credit report which was referenced in the notice of allegations.

The NCAA formally punished UNC for nine major violations committed by its football program in March 2012, including student-athlete improprieties, agent dealings and the acceptance of improper benefits.

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  • TruthBKnown Banned Again01 Jan 25, 2013

    Carolina has a rug the size of Mt. Everest. Because that's how big the pile is that they have swept under it.

  • TsKaMF Jan 25, 2013

    It's NOT over.

    by AP
    "State Bureau of Investigation agents are continuing their criminal investigation in consultation with a local prosecutor who wants to know whether the university was defrauded for teaching that wasn't delivered."

  • packfan07 Jan 25, 2013

    View quoted thread


    Dean Smith and the Tarheels have been throwing stones over at Raleigh since David Thompson was recruited and before.

  • Tunaboy Jan 25, 2013

    everyone should remember that people who live in glass houses should not throw stones ... unscrupulous agents attempt to prey on all potential professional athletes and no school is immune to a bad decision by a young, impressionable young man

  • Lost and Loaded Jan 24, 2013

    Move along.....nothing to see here

  • TsKaMF Jan 24, 2013

    View quoted thread


    Any more???? What else do they need ?

    iggy is just one of the many that expose ewenc's pomposity as well as their lying & denying.

  • KT Returns Jan 24, 2013

    View quoted thread


    What's wrong? Don't want any more facts coming out?

  • KT Returns Jan 24, 2013

    Man what a DA that Ligg character is.

  • TsKaMF Jan 24, 2013

    The article IS about sealed documents pertaining to "UNC Investigations".

    Read the title More Ron.

    BTW, the main point is that it's StiiiiiLLL NOT over ! "Ongoing investigation"

  • BeastOnTheHill Jan 24, 2013

    Keep reading Moe Ron!

    The ongoing investigation by Marshall's office, which began in July 2010 in response to the NCAA's investigation involving UNC's football program, does not focus on any particular school, but rather the conduct of agents in the state as a whole.

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