NCSU breaks ties with former athlete Leak
Posted November 30, 2011
The North Carolina State athletics program dissociated from former NCSU athlete Eric Leak and any business owned by Leak after it was determined he provided impermissible benefits to a current and former student athlete.
NC State learned during an NCAA interview that Leak provided forward CJ Leslie and a relative with benefits totaling $410.
NC State reported violations to the NCAA. The university and the NCAA conducted a joint inquiry to determine the facts.
Forward CJ Leslie served a three game suspension and returned to competition Nov. 19th against Vanderbilt.
Following an auto accident in May 2011, Leslie borrowed a car from a friend and former NC State student. He used the car for about a week. In addition, the facts indicate that the same former student paid apartment application fees for Leslie's half-brother.
Leslie also will make charitable contributions of $410. The contributions represent the value of the car had it been rented ($150) and the application fees ($260).
Leak also admitted providing $1,349 in impermissible benefits to a former student athlete, Tracy Smith, which remains the subject of further review and handling through standard NCAA processes.
Leak is banned from purchasing season tickets for any sports or to lease football or basketball suites. He is not allowed to have any contact with any current or future student athlete, or any employee of the Athletic Department.
A wide receiver for the Wolfpack, Leak played from 1997-00.