Jun 29, 2011
Chapel Hill, N.C. — Quinton Coples, a defensive end for the University of North Carolina, did nothing wrong in attending a party after the NFL draft, the NCAA has decided.
After photos surfaced of Coples, one of the top prospects in next year's draft, celebrating with former teammates Marvin Austin and Robert Quinn on May 5 in Washington, D.C., the NCAA wanted to know how the rising senior paid for the trip.
Sources told WRAL News Tuesday that Coples provided proof to the NCAA that he covered all of his own expenses, and his eligibility is not in question.
Coples' lawyer, Robert F. Orr, said Tuesday he assisted Coples in the inquiry from the NCAA surrounding the parties that took place in early May.
"At no time was there ever any allegation or intimation of a violation of NCAA bylaws," Orr said in a statement Tuesday. "This process was simply the NCAA gathering information relevant to its responsibilities for monitoring student/athlete conduct as governed by the NCAA bylaws."
The parties were in public facilities and took course over three days in Washington, D.C.
Orr said the NCAA called him Monday and informed him that the inquiry had been concluded after examination of all the records and interviews and said that "the matter is closed."
you can take a thuuug out the jungle but you cant take the jungle out of a thuuuggg.......congrats UNC. Must be very proud hehehehehehehee.- Posted by outroykickme
nice picture by the way.
Yes we do they are straight and up front. It was a few players who thought of themselves only and not the team. Get over it and GET A LIFE!!! GO HEELS!!!- Posted by mrwufabcWow...UNC must really have something on the NCAA for letting Coples get away with this. Another conspiracy, right haters?- Posted by RextheSquare
I could probably get a fake receipt from Wal Mart for a human baby. No doubt I could get fake receipts for a trip to DC. It doesn't matter-we all know the truth about UNC's athletics department.
- Posted by The Gooch- Posted by ronboHow much money does this tutor have to be able to keep paying for UNC's football team to attend these lavish VIP draft parties?? I'm in the wrong field. Who knew tutoring could be so lucrative??- Posted by The Gooch
Actually she works hard for the money. You should try it.
I actually did tutor student-athletes in college. But for some reason I didn't have a whole lot of disposable income to pay for their trips to VIP draft parties. I guess I was the exception?