North Carolina

UNC football players racked up $13K in parking tickets

Posted June 16, 2011
Updated June 17, 2011

— The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill released thousands of pages of documents Thursday at the request of local media that could shed some light on the NCAA investigation into the university football program.

Documents released Monday are:

* Parking tickets issued by UNC to 11 players over a little more than three calendar years.

* Unredacted phone numbers on telephone bills for mobile phones provided to and used by UNC Director of Athletics Dick Baddour, head football coach Butch Davis and John Blake.

The media asked for parking tickets issued to 11 players. The records show that 395 citations – mostly for being in the wrong place, like a handicapped spot or blocking a dumpster, or parking without a permit – totaling $13,155 between March 2007 and August 2010. The records do not list the names of the offenders or whether the parking fines were paid.

Based on our review of the documents, there are currently 54 unpaid parking tickets totaling $2,035, 19 of those have been issued past August 3, 2010. There are still 35 outstanding tickets for $1,250 that fall within the public records request time frame from March 2007 to August 2010. 

The university is saying there are 30 unpaid tickets that fall between March 2007 to August 2010. They are also saying that 39 were only a warning, nine were voided and one was appealed. The University's list also added an additional player to the 11 previously requested, the additional player had 68 tickets and those were a part of the previous 395. 

One of the cars cited had license plate SW3UNC16. Cornerback Kendric Burney, who attended Southwest High School in Jacksonville, NC, and wears No. 16, was suspended by the NCAA for six games for accepting $1,333 in agent benefits that included trips to California, Atlanta and Las Vegas.

The black Nissan with the SW3UNC16 plate incurred 11 tickets and a total of $315 in fines.

One of the cars, a grey dodge charger, is registered to Gregory Lamar Little who is Greg Little's father. Wide receiver Little, who attended Hillside High School in Durham, NC, was declared "permanently ineligible" by the NCAA in October for accepting an estimated $4,952 in benefits.

The VIN number associated with the car registered to the Little family is also listed as the VIN number for three other license plate numbers that received parking tickets. The car with that VIN number got at least 16 tickets. Tickets were issued to that VIN number with three different license plates, including one 24-period where it got two tickets and had two different plates.

In a letter Thursday, the university said not all 11 players had been issued tickets. "Student-athletes at Carolina do not receive special treatment when it comes to parking," the letter stated. "The student-athletes are expected to pay their parking fines, just like any other student, faculty, staff member or visitor."

A university spokeswoman said the campus parking enforcement issued 47,092 tickets in the 2010-11 school year. The total value of the fines, including those voided by the university, was about $1.6 million.

Among the cars listed for players are two Land Rovers and a BMW. In releasing the records, the university linked the 12 players to 28 vehicles. A former player has told WRAL that Ryan Houston drove two Land Rovers. Tailback Houston missed the first five games for agent-related or academic misconduct issues. He was cleared to play in the game against Virginia on Nov. 13 but did not return to the field during the 2010 season. Houston retains a year of eligibility after undergoing successful shoulder surgery in the spring.

The NCAA has been investigating since last summer whether football players got improper benefits or had disallowed relationships with agents and boosters. In December, UNC identified 10 people – three of them former players – who provided some benefit to players on the 2010 squad.

The university has also been conducting an internal investigation into allegations of academic misconduct by players. Among the people who provided some benefit to players was Jennifer Wiley, a former tutor with the UNC Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes. Wiley also worked as a tutor for the son of head football coach Butch Davis.

Fourteen players missed some or all of the games played in the 2010 season. The NCAA declared two of them, receiver Greg Little and defensive end Robert Quinn, permanently ineligible, and UNC kicked a third, defensive tackle Marvin Austin, off the team.

WRAL News joined other media outlets in requesting that the university release information connected to the investigation, citing public records law. The university denied that claim, but the courts found in favor of the media.

Over the course of about eight months, UNC released:

* The names of all people accused of providing benefits to football players

* Records for the cell phone of former associate football coach John Blake between June 2009 and September 2010

* Emails sent to Chancellor Holden Thorp between August and December 2010 related to the football investigation

* The handbook used by tutors of student athletes

* The names and salaries of those who worked in the athletic support program between 2006-11

The media also asked for "all records of any investigation conducted by the university related to any misconduct by any UNC football coach or player, sports agent, athletic booster or academic tutor." The court has not ruled on that issue. 

Archive: UNC football investigations

656 Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • hokies94vt@gmail.com Jun 24, 6:02 p.m.

    It's wow time. I haven't visited this one in a few days. I think JGunn hit it regarding Dick Baddour. I've said since last June that it starts in the AD's office. He is totally accountable for all under his direction. That's why he is making huge bucks. It starts and stops in HIS OFFICE. Hire/fire. Now the BOG's need to fire down.

  • jmoore27540 Jun 18, 3:26 p.m.

    66 pages...............wow. Grats people!!!

  • sckinton60 Jun 18, 11:13 a.m.

    Just move on? How bout Carolina moving OUT of the ACC, you're embarrassing the rest of the conference, you've proved you're actually an independent the way you disregard the rules you helped put in place that the rest us have to abide by. NCAA is a joke anyway, they're scared of the Chapel Hill money!

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Jun 18, 11:11 a.m.

    Just a thought... I'm starting to wonder what Butch Davis has on Baddour and/or Thorp. It's... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again02

    I would bet any amount of money that Butch doesn't have anything on Thorpe. Dick-less may be... View More

    — Posted by StunGunn

    I remember all that, too. I guess I didn't mean Butch has something on Baddour and Thorp specifically, but rather, on the university or athletics program (see the part I wrote about "dropping dime" on other athletics programs).

    If Butch knows something about Roy and/or the basketball program, then he very well might have Baddour and Thorp by the "short and curlies".

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Jun 18, 11:08 a.m.

    Not a single call on Butch Davis' cell phone from UNC. However, his 216 was receiving calls from... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again02

    Blake can't call him at all? Maybe it wasnt business, maybe it was...I'm not defending him. I... View More

    — Posted by 45HEELSFAN45

    I'm saying, it's odd that Blake would call him on his 216 phone and not his "official"... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again02

    I don't find it as odd as much as a waste of time; UNC can be forced to cough them up. I can... View More

    — Posted by StunGunn

    You hit on a key point. It's a waste of time because they can be FORCED to release them. So why would they fight a fight they KNOW they can't win? They're not dumb. I think the answer is they want to DELAY everything as much as possible. The longer they delay (1) the longer they keep their jobs (and continue to get paid), and (2) the more time they have for the masses to get tired of hearing about it, and (3) the more time passes, the greater the chance the NCAA could rule on them before they find out something they don't already know.

    I think #2 and/or #3 are the most likely.

    They may not win a lawsuit, but if they get the delay that they REALLY want, then they are winning (in a sense).

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Jun 18, 11:05 a.m.

    Butch will no doubt learn from this. In his next job, he will surely make and receive some TOKEN... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again02

    Butch's next job will be in the NFL where he doesn't have to deal with all this. This can't be... View More

    — Posted by StunGunn

    Actually, you're probably right. If he resigns in disgrace, he won't be touchable in the college ranks for quite a while. Maybe he can get an announcer job at ESPN for 2-3 years, then come to NC State via Debbie Yow. ;)

  • StunGunn Jun 17, 9:53 p.m.

    Just a thought... I'm starting to wonder what Butch Davis has on Baddour and/or Thorp. It's... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again02

    I would bet any amount of money that Butch doesn't have anything on Thorpe. Dick-less may be another story. Last summer, I was convinced Thorpe was waiting for the NCAA to make it's ruling so he wouldn't have to pay Butch a dime when he was forced to "resign". I remember the look on Thorp's face during those pressers and it wasn't pretty. He was pizzed. Pizzed that this happened at the University that he believes in and cares for. Pizzed that a few boneheaded athletes and coaches have forever sullied the reputation of the school that he loves. Thorpe is an academic guy. His only mistake was trusting Dick-less Baddour to do his job.

  • StunGunn Jun 17, 9:47 p.m.

    Not a single call on Butch Davis' cell phone from UNC. However, his 216 was receiving calls from... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again02

    Blake can't call him at all? Maybe it wasnt business, maybe it was...I'm not defending him. I... View More

    — Posted by 45HEELSFAN45

    I'm saying, it's odd that Blake would call him on his 216 phone and not his "official"... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again02

    I don't find it as odd as much as a waste of time; UNC can be forced to cough them up. I can only hope there won't be missing parts to those records; the last thing we need is a phonegate.

  • StunGunn Jun 17, 9:38 p.m.

    Butch will no doubt learn from this. In his next job, he will surely make and receive some TOKEN... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again02

    Butch's next job will be in the NFL where he doesn't have to deal with all this. This can't be fun for Butch, and this isn't going to "go away" either.

  • StunGunn Jun 17, 9:25 p.m.

    Not having been here over 20 years ago, I don't know about the Valvano scandel at N.C. State. ... View More

    — Posted by Sports Talk Only

    To say our bball was reduced to mediocrity would be a complement. One year I was a student, we... View More

    — Posted by mrwufabc

    Don't forget to lump Monteith in there, too. He shares as much blame as Todd Turner. He's the... View More

    — Posted by TruthBKnown Banned Again02

    Whenever something like this happens, the pendulum always swings too far. Under Poulton and... View More

    — Posted by Ken D.

    Ken, this is one of your best posts ever; and that's saying a lot because you always post intelligent, well thought-out comments.

    That said, I am saddened a little, because what you wrote is true. Are we, as fans, kidding ourselves into thinking that there is really a "student" in the moniker "student athlete"? And did I really think some of these kids went to class after hearing them speak during interviews?

    The saddest thing is that here we are at 600+ posts over something that has NOTHING to do with academics (other than the same people who parked cars wherever they pleased are also supposed to be students). You're right - we aren't passionate about the academics in these fine schools, but we are fanatics about football and basketball.

    After thinking about it, maybe it would make more sense to separate the "scholarship" athletes from the academic side of things altogether. Maybe it would be better if we acknowledged the really talented athletes would rather be on the field or court and not in the classroom.

More...

 

 

  • Big 10: Michigan at Michigan State

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Super Bowl: Seattle vs. New England

    Tomorrow at 6:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
GT 80
NCSU 81
Final
LOU 78
UNC 68
1st
NYR 2
CAR 0
 
1st
UVA 13
DUKE 20
 
1st
ETST 20
NCCU 25
 
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
CHA
1st
ORL 11
DAL 24
 
1st
IND 12
SAC 25
 
1st
WAS 26
TOR 26
 
7:30pm Tonight
DET
HOU
7:30pm Tonight
ATL
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
CLE
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
OKC
8:30pm Tonight
MIL
POR
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
CHA
9:00pm Tonight
SAN
LAC
10:30pm Tonight
GSW
PHO
Final
TENN 71
AUB 63
Final
CLEM 64
BC 49
Final
STJOE 75
DAVID 70
Final
GT 80
NCSU 81
Final
PITT 76
ND 72
Final
STJ 75
PROV 66
Final
UNH 63
USB 48
 
Final
WVU 77
TTU 58
Final
TEMPL 55
TULA 37
Final
EMICH 69
WMICH 63
 
Final
IOWA 63
WISC 74
Final
SHU 90
XAV 82
Final
UF 57
ARK 56
Final
STET 75
LIP 73
 
Final
ILL 60
PSU 58
Final
TULSA 78
SFLA 71
Final
INDST 64
BRAD 58
 
Final
MAINE 59
GTDNS 77
 
Final
LEH 89
BU 86
 
Final
MARQ 68
BUT 72
Final
DEL 71
COC 68
 
Final
CREI 40
GEOR 67
Final
CLST 76
UWGB 62
 
Final
NEOM 65
MAST 75
 
Final
LOYC 45
ILLST 48
 
Final
KU 68
KYST 57
Final
JVU 50
KNST 51
 
Final
MSST 73
LSU 67
Final
SHU 71
MNTER 77
 
Final
VCU 55
RICH 64
Final
ISU 83
TCU 66
Final
BING 76
MLOWELL 69
 
Final
HART 46
VERM 65
 
Final
DEP 55
VILL 68
Final
WAKE 73
VT 70
Final
UGST 74
ARKST 43
 
Final
FAM 44
COOK 61
 
Final
NDAK 80
IDST 69
 
Final
ARMY 71
GHND 77
 
Final
BEL 71
TENT 53
 
Final
TXSA 57
UAB 65
Final
ILLCH 65
VALPO 70
 
Final
DRAK 70
EVAN 65
 
Final
IND 72
RUTG 64
Final
UMO 79
BST 73
 
Final
RMU 68
BRY 71
 
Final
WAGN 86
CCST 55
 
Final
GWEBB 66
CCAR 64
 
Final
MDES 92
COPST 82
 
Final
RFLSH 68
FD 63
 
Final
RIU 59
GWU 55
Final
SCAR 67
UGA 50
 
Final
Terriers 81
LIU 64
 
Final
PAC 71
LMU 76
 
Final
STLU 56
UMASS 60
Final
HOW 64
MRGST 48
 
Final
DREX 85
UNCW 76
 
Final
LOU 78
UNC 68
Final
MIZZ 47
MISS 67
Final
ALCOR 51
SOUTH 59
 
Final
NIOWA 70
WICHS 54
Final
JMU 65
WMARY 84
 
Final
RAD 73
WINT 66
 
Final
EILL 57
SIUE 54
 
Final
UNCA 70
CAMP 63
 
Final
MORE 57
EKENT 66
 
Final
NICST 58
INCWORD 69
 
Final
CMICH 74
OHIO 69
 
Final
TEXAM 69
VANDY 58
 
Final
UWMIL 78
DET 74
 
Final
UNCG 73
WCU 78
 
Final
EWASH 98
IDAHO 95
 
Final
SDKST 69
DEN 39
 
2nd
SHSU 57
HOUB 44
 
Final
MVSU 75
JST 62
 
2nd
TXST 55
LALAF 56
 
2nd
LATU 79
MARS 55
 
2nd
SD 72
ORU 71
 
Final
LAMON 67
SALA 61
 
Half
PVU 47
ALAAM 23
 
2nd
GRAM 25
ARKPB 26
 
2nd
PRIN 55
DART 45
 
2nd
SCST 43
DELST 38
 
2nd
COLST 54
FRES 32
 
2nd
MINN 42
NEB 35
 
2nd
WYO 45
NEV 36
 
2nd
GAELS 46
PEPP 43
 
2nd
NW 39
PURD 51
 
2nd
BAY 55
TEX 41
 
2nd
CHAT 64
CITA 49
 
2nd
SMISS 39
WKENT 49
 
2nd
CORN 37
YALE 43
 
Half
NORST 28
HAMP 22
 
Half
SAV 30
NCAT 28
 
1st
BGU 20
AKR 12
 
1st
KENT 20
ALA 7
 
1st
CLMB 19
BRO 23
 
1st
LIB 11
CSOU 17
 
1st
BUCK 10
COL 14
 
1st
UVA 13
DUKE 20
 
1st
NE 23
ELON 17
 
1st
CHAR 22
FIU 23
 
1st
ODU 17
FATL 12
 
1st
SAMF 15
FUR 24
 
1st
DUQ 11
GMAS 10
 
1st
PENN 9
HARV 18
 
1st
LBSU 9
HAW 17
 
1st
BONA 14
LAS 13
 
1st
NAVY 21
LAF 24
 
1st
PBY 11
LONG 20
 
1st
WOFF 14
MERC 18
 
1st
ETST 20
NCCU 25
 
1st
MCNST 0
NO 0
 
1st
FLGC 25
NKENTUCKY 14
 
1st
IONA 8
PETE 15
 
1st
UNF 23
USCU 19
 
1st
LAM 13
ABCHRIST 6
 
7:30pm Tonight
GSOUT
ARKLR
 
1st
STEPH 2
TAMCC 2
 
8:00pm Tonight
UCR
CSNO
 
8:00pm Tonight
SELA
NWST
 
8:00pm Tonight
OKST
OKLA
8:00pm Tonight
UNT
RICE
8:00pm Tonight
SDU
USF
 
8:00pm Tonight
NMU
SJST
8:00pm Tonight
PEAY
SEMIZ
 
8:00pm Tonight
NILL
TOL
 
8:00pm Tonight
HOF
TOWS
 
8:00pm Tonight
SMU
UCF
8:00pm Tonight
MURST
TENNM
 
8:00pm Tonight
SDST
UTST
8:05pm Tonight
MIZST
SILL
 
8:15pm Tonight
TXARL
TROY
 
8:30pm Tonight
TXSOU
ALAST
 
8:30pm Tonight
TENST
JVST
 
8:30pm Tonight
WASU
STAN
9:00pm Tonight
GRCN
CHIST
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
MTST
9:00pm Tonight
SUTAH
NARZ
 
9:00pm Tonight
BYU
SCU
 
9:00pm Tonight
NMST
TXPA
 
9:00pm Tonight
NCOL
WEBER
 
10:00pm Tonight
UNLV
AFA
10:00pm Tonight
UCD
CPSL
 
10:00pm Tonight
GONZ
MEM
10:00pm Tonight
CALST
SEAT
 
10:00pm Tonight
UCI
UCSB
 
10:05pm Tonight
SACST
MONT
 
10:05pm Tonight
PORST
MNTST
 
10:30pm Tonight
UCLA
COL
10:30pm Tonight
WLVRN
UMKC
 
Final
DET 4
NYI 1
1st
NYR 2
CAR 0
 
1st
WIN 0
DAL 1
 
1st
NJD 1
FLA 0
 
1st
PHI 1
TOR 0
 
7:30pm Tonight
TAM
CLB
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
EDM
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
CHI