Thursday, February 09, 2012

PANEL: Student-Athlete Due Process & the UNC Football Investigation


During the 2010-2011 collegiate football season sixteen University of North Carolina (UNC) football student-athletes missed all or parts of the season due to a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) investigation. One of the student-athletes was eventually exonerated, but at least two of the student-athletes were never informed of why they were ruled ineligible. None of the student-athletes were initially represented by an attorney and none were afforded a hearing prior to being ruled ineligible.

There is not one page in the 434-page NCAA manual related to student-athletes rights.
Student-Athlete Due Process & the UNC Football Investigation panel discussion will be held in “The Great Hall” at the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at 4:30 pm. The NCCU Law School is located at 640 Nelson Street, Durham, NC 27707.

Panelists include Bomani Jones (Around the Horn), Deunta Williams (Tarheelblue Network), Robert Orr (Poyner Spruill), Noah Huffstetler (Nelson & Mullins), and Marcia Shoop (Calling Audibles).
The panel is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to

Contact The Student-Athlete’s Human Rights Project
(917) 297-8488

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