Austin, Little, and Quinn leave UNC
Posted February 4, 2011
Chapel Hill, N.C. — Three former UNC football players who were subjects of a dual investigation by the NCAA and UNC into the North Carolina football program have withdrawn from UNC-Chapel Hill. A team spokesman confirmed that former defensive tackle Marvin Austin, wide receiver Greg Little, and defensive end Robert Quinn are no longer enrolled at UNC and didn't graduate.
Little and Quinn were both declared permanently ineligible by the NCAA after the investigation revealed they had taken improper benefits from agents. UNC estimated Little accepted $4,952 in benefits and Quinn accepted $5,642.
Austin, who was touted as a first-round draft pick at the beginning of the season, was dismissed from the team before any NCAA penalty was handed down. According to the NCAA, Austin also received improper benefits and was untruthful about it to investigators. UNC Athletic Director Dick Baddour estimated the benefits received at $10,000 and $13,000.