The NCAA’s investigation of alleged improprieties within North Carolina’s football program is a hot topic as of late. Depending on the source, the extent of the violations could result in anywhere between 3 to 16 players being suspended indefinitely, many important starters included.
Now, while many UNC fans may flippantly dismiss the gravity of all this — who cares about football in Chapel Hill anyway, right? — it’s important to remember that there are still some true blue, through and through, Heels out there that are really taking this to heart, and, for them, their Carolina Blue sky really is falling…
Well, either he did(he did.) or his parents did(they did.)!
I was sent this link recently. While I understand it’s a link to http://carolinasucks.com and not http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/ like the design would want you to believe, and the images may be fabricated, the facts behind them do not seem to be fabricated. The images claim that a $400k abode is the residence of Wayne Ellington Sr., the father of the former UNC bball player(06-09). I don’t quite have the resources to look up Mr. Ellington’s profession or what he was worth before his son made it to the NBA. I’m not trying to argue whether or not he could afford such a house while his son was in school(before he made money for bball). I am wondering why the house was(is) owned by James A. Mason Jr. who was a former Morehead scholar at UNC and is now a prominant businessman in Chapel Hill. Mason Jr. is a founding member of Parish Capital, who has very stong ties to Keenan-Flagler, UNC’s business school. They’re even part of the Carolina Venture Fellows program. I’m sure Roy and UNC did a good job of making sure Mason Jr. himself did not donate to the athletic program, but it’s hard to deny these ties seem to be a conflict of interest.
Frump it on for pictures and links that lead me to these conclusions.