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UNC, NCAA file to dismiss appeal by McAdoo

Posted July 9, 2012

— The University of North Carolina, Chancellor Holden Thorp and the NCAA filed a response Monday to dismiss an appeal by former football player Michael McAdoo that seeks damages after he was ruled ineligible to play his senior season at the school.

UNC, Thorp and the NCAA, all listed as defendants in the lawsuit, argue that the North Carolina Court of Appeals should drop McAdoo’s complaint based on the facts that McAdoo has already signed an NFL contract and that the NCAA was within their right to rule the former defensive end ineligible after finding major violations during the course of an NCAA investigation. UNC Academics Investigation Archive: UNC investigations

“McAdoo has mooted his claims by securing an NFL career, the ultimate focus of his claims in this case,” the document filed Monday reads.

In July 2011, McAdoo sued the university and the NCAA to regain his right to play football after being ruled ineligible for the remainder of his college career in Nov. 2010. McAdoo sought an injunction to allow him to play for the 2011 season while his case went to court but had his request for an injunction denied July 14.

McAdoo was placed on injured reserve shortly after signing as an undrafted free agent with the Baltimore Ravens on Aug. 23. UNC Academics Investigation Archive: UNC investigations

On Nov. 14, Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson ruled that, because he was now playing professionally, McAdoo had reached his ultimate goal, and the case was no longer relevant.

McAdoo’s lawyer, Noah Huffstetler, argued that, if McAdoo had been allowed to play in his senior season, he would have improved his draft status which would have led to him being drafted and signing a more lucrative contract.

The filing by the defendants states that financial damages are “speculative by law” and thus cannot be recovered.

As it pertains to McAdoo’s NCAA eligibility, Monday’s filing also states that the NCAA was within its right under their bylaws to rule McAdoo ineligible after he “received improper benefits from a prospective agent.” McAdoo was later found to have received impermissible academic help that the university approached the NCAA with in a hypothetical manner.

UNC asked for a reinstatement and a reduced penalty on McAdoo’s behalf after a second violation that amounted to “academic fraud” because of his being unaware of the violation.

The reinstatement was denied by the NCAA on Nov. 12, 2010.

Dr. Emmett Gill, a professor at North Carolina Central University who is heavily involved with student-athlete's rights, recently filed an Amicus Brief on McAdoo's behalf.


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  • BlueDevils00 Jul 10, 2012

    Wow, it never ends. Isn't it amazing how many former UNC football/basketball players publically condemn UNC after they leave? I've never heard NCSU or Duke players criticize their coach or team after they leave. UNC guys actually suing the school? Thats funny.

  • mrwufabc Jul 10, 2012

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    You must be an Obama supporter... You only get 1 vote here.

  • devildj Jul 10, 2012

    Bob Lee...an "insider"...a unc "alum." Some shots at "monkey-board types" but a complete dressing down of the "carolina way" , some unpleasant "truths" and more to come. It ain't NEARLY over. IOW , we were/are right. Always have been. Pass the popcorn....

    http://www.bobleesays.com/Blogs/BobLee-Says/July-2012/Rasputin-Won-t-Die-aka-Great-Unpleasantness-Update.aspx

  • heelsforever Jul 10, 2012

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    You cannot possibly be serious. So in yours and that of many other ABC'ers no one has ever received a degree from Carolina that was earned? Come back when you're not so dumn ridiculous.

  • heelsforever Jul 10, 2012

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    And let me guess; you would be rip snorting mad if anyone falsely accused Jimmy V of anything, right?

  • heelsforever Jul 10, 2012

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    What does UCLA have to do with any of this?

  • Ayeziggazoomba Jul 9, 2012

    I think you meant to say "could not get into" UNC, didn't you? That's usually the case, we have found.

    You should have done what a couple of others I know did...they attended other schools for two years (UNC-W, App St.), built up some credits, then tried again to transfer, and were accepted. They've sailed aboard the Flagship ever since.

    Don't give up, La Grange! Never Give Up! lol

  • rayraynral Jul 9, 2012

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    No kidding! His lawyer will be wanting a cut, too! If I were him I would be hiring body guards and food tasters also.

  • depressingblues Jul 9, 2012

    Dom, I am so so glad I did not go to UNC. My degree would be worth zilch today. I would rather have a community college degree!

  • jdupree Jul 9, 2012

    Phantom classes with Ghost Professors, complete lack of integrity, so much for the value of a UNC degree!

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