North Carolina

UNC letter: Tutor helped student-athletes with studies, finances

Posted November 11, 2010
Updated November 12, 2010

— The most recent release of public documents by the University of North Carolina includes a letter to the tutor, Jennifer L. Wiley, of Chapel Hill, outlining how she helped student-athletes with both financial and academic assistance that was “impermissible."

The letter from Dick Baddour, UNC director of athletics, says in 2010 Wiley provided “in excess of $2,000 in connection with travel and transportation issues.” Baddour wrote that Wiley also "provided impermissible academic assistance" in 2009 and 2010. The letter concludes “the eligibility status of several of our student athletes has been adversely affected.”

The dual investigation into allegations of improper relationships with agents and academic improprieties by members of the UNC football team has caused fourteen players to miss at least one game this season.

The university kicked defensive tackle Marvin Austin off the football team, and the NCAA ruled wide receiver Greg Little and defensive end Robert Quinn "permanently ineligible" because of gifts they received from agents. UNC estimated Little accepted $4,952 in benefits and Quinn accepted $5,642. Baddour estimated that Austin received benefits between $10,000 and $13,000.

Wiley, a graduate of UNC who works as an elementary school teacher in Durham, is banned from further helping student athletes, having contact with them or entering any campus athletic facilities.

In a statement issued by her lawyer, Joseph B. Cheshire V., Wiley acknowledges her role in the investigation into the UNC football program. "She did not intend for her work to 'provide impermissible academic assistance' and to the extent it did, she is deeply saddened, particularly as it has affected the young men she cared so much about," Cheshire said.

Cheshire says Wiley allowed an individual to use her credit card and bank statements show she was immediately repaid. Wiley did not know that the transaction was impermissible.

Two other individuals, former UNC and Marshall player Chris Hawkins and a Florida based jeweler Anthony Machado, have received the same request for dissociation from UNC athletics.

Baddour wrote that Machado provided at least one Tar Heel student-athlete impermissible benefits. Hawkins was deemed a "runner" and a "prospective agent" by the school's athletic department.

The university also named three former UNC football players as among those who provided gifts to current football players. They are Mahlon Carey ($140), Hakeem Nicks ($3,300), Omar Brown ($1,865). Two other individuals, Vernon Davis ($20) and an unnamed person from Miami ($320) also provided players with benefits, according to the university.

Carey, Nicks and Brown thought they were helping their friends and, there was no improper relationship with sports agents, the university concluded.

 

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  • jmoore27540 Nov 15, 10:21 a.m.

    Glad to see the comments are back to the story (somewhat) and childish attacks.

    A teacher, making... View More

    — Posted by anti-Hans

    Bingo.

    Now if someone can convince her to come clean and clear her conscience.

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again02

    That's NOT going to happen (Wiley coming clean) Not with the lawyer she hired.
    The whole credit... View More

    — Posted by StunGunn

    ^ This +1

  • StunGunn Nov 13, 8:57 a.m.

    Glad to see the comments are back to the story (somewhat) and childish attacks.

    A teacher, making... View More

    — Posted by anti-Hans

    Bingo.

    Now if someone can convince her to come clean and clear her conscience.

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again02

    That's NOT going to happen (Wiley coming clean) Not with the lawyer she hired.
    The whole credit card thing doesn't add up. At all. If Wiley let them use her credit card, and it was re-paid immediately, why was her credit card needed at all?

    I do feel bad for the tutor though. She's young and got in way over her head. That said, there's NO WAY she "didn't realize" what she did was wrong. What part of writing papers for athletes doesn't she understand as being WRONG. If she really believes that, then the tutor needs a tutor!

  • StunGunn Nov 13, 8:25 a.m.

    I love me some jgunn.... If only more of the pastel nation was as smart and genuine as her.
    I... View More

    — Posted by SAC71GOPACK

    And I commend you for calling me "young" :-)

    Seriously, I think a lot of my fellow Heels fans come on here to banter back and forth; at least I hope that's what it is. If any Heels fan really believes there won't be punishments handed down, well there's gonna be a lot of unhappy folks of the light blue persuasion in the coming months. I take no pleasure in saying this; it's simply what I believe to be the truth.

  • NateACC Nov 12, 10:26 p.m.

    Scott, does this DRIBBLE you spout come from your mind, mouth, or other orifice, pray tell? Your... View More

    — Posted by douggie64

    Hey doogie. Since I'm the only one on here most of the time that comments about VT....tell me w... View More

    — Posted by Hokies94

    You agreed that it was inappropriate to display her address. Not sure what Dookie"s... View More

    — Posted by NateACC

    Nate, did you read all 90+ posts before mouthing off, or just come in on the tail end??? I read... View More

    — Posted by douggie64

    I was the 3rd person to post on this thread numnutz! Don't worry! Reading, digesting and defecating all of your your worthless comments down the drain does not take but a second. In on eye out the other, leaving no impression whatsoever. Like passing gas.

  • NateACC Nov 12, 9:49 p.m.

    LOL
    poor douggie thinks that we can see saliva on this board??? rich.
    I'mma keep hiding....
    View More

    — Posted by SAC71GOPACK

    Good one, scotty...but...err...this is awkward for me since you obviously forgot the... View More

    — Posted by douggie64

    "And keep showing off your mastery of diction and grammar....is rather stunning but does explain a lot. ROFFLMAO" What an ironic butchery of the English language by the Dookie. I think it is really funny. It's like watching someone trip and fall then quickly try to play it off not realizing they are being watched. Very simple but somehow I can't help but laugh. I guess that sums you up Dookie.

  • NateACC Nov 12, 9:12 p.m.

    Few thousand dollars for students who work their CANS off but these old white men get millions... View More

    — Posted by the people

    Show me the money Jerry..Show me the money:) Hey people can I be your agent? Are you an athlete I can take advantage of? Just wondering:)

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Nov 12, 4:53 p.m.

    Oh wow...lets close our eyes, show surprised and act like this doesn't go on at most colleges... View More

    — Posted by GWALLY

    Not a valid defense. Try again.

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again02

    I don't know why people can't comprehend this. It's not a defense. Not even close to resembling... View More

    — Posted by TomP07

    I get that. But when we talk about this topic, and a Carolina fan's response is "so....... everybody's doing it!" The unspoken comment they're making is that they don't deserve punishment. Or if they do, then everybody deserves punishment.

    It's also denial because they are not able to admit that some really bad things are going on in Chapel Hill that are NOT going on everywhere. They're like a little kid hoping to avoid punishment when he got caught.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Nov 12, 4:41 p.m.

    Glad to see the comments are back to the story (somewhat) and childish attacks.

    A teacher, making... View More

    — Posted by anti-Hans

    Bingo.

    Now if someone can convince her to come clean and clear her conscience.

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again02

    unfortunately she will probably be fired and run out of the state by fans who take sports far... View More

    — Posted by TomP07

    I think she has more to lose than reputation, too. If she admits to academic fraud, could the school retroactively take her degree back, rendering her a non-graduate?

    She could have some things to consider before talking too much.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Nov 12, 4:37 p.m.

    Simply looks like a lack of control by the institution to allow all these things, whether minor... View More

    — Posted by RocknRollDoctor

    I still think it will be LOIC at a minimum. Worst case, it's much more devious than that. It's one thing to have a lack of control. It's something else to still be IN control, but do the bad things on an institutional level (eg, Butch and/or donors funneling money to the tutor so SHE could get it to the players). That's much more egregious than a simple "lack" of control.

    Of course none of us has any proof. But it's strangely coincidental that Butch hired the very tutor that cheated for his players. Of all the tutors he could have hired for his own son, he chose THAT particular tutor. And we have a guy on here talking about UNC professors admitting to "astronomical" payments to the tutor. Again, it's just an anonymous dude posting on a blog -- not exactly admissible evidence... but if it's true, this is a case of MUCH worse than LOIC for UNC.

    There's just so much smoke in Chapel Hill right now......

  • bh4 Nov 12, 3:54 p.m.

    Sports generate revenue. Plain and simple. In Duke's case, the other 11 schools generate football revenue and Duke gets paid, even though they contribute nothing to the largest revenue sport.

    Those who say sports should not be in schools have been reading too many books. Go outside for a few minutes and think about what the kids would turn to in a country that doesn't know how to properly educate its kids.

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