I work for a college football team, so I'm quite aware of the rules and regulations.
I can guarantee you that the NCAA doesn't care about any of the charges that Hairston received because the NCAA only looks out for one thing, themselves.
The NCAA is and will be involved, just because your local newspaper hasn't reported about it, does not mean they aren't involved.
Just so you know, every school has a compliance officer to make sure that rules are not broken... here is one of those rules... A coach can give his player a bagel, but that player must pay for his own cream cheese (this is an actual rule regarding per diems and giving food to players).
Recently a player at the college I work at got arrested for attempted robbery and guess what... he's still on the team because he didn't break any NCAA violations.
The smart thing for UNC to do is to wait until the NCAA has ruled to make a decision on Hairston. With Hairston and McDonald being the only players under scrutiny, there probably won't be a post-season ban and at the very most Hairston will be suspended for a year.
All I have to say is if you don't know the rules, don't make yourself out to be all high and mighty.
To start the process, UNC would have to declare Hairston ineligible for receiving an extra benefit. Then the university would seek his reinstatement through the five-member Division I Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement.
“The staff considers a number of factors including guidelines established by the (committee on reinstatement),” Potter wrote.
Among those factors, according to Potter: The type of violations and the value of benefits, whether a significant competitive advantage was gained through the use of the extra benefit and the responsibility of the athlete for the violations.
UNC hasn’t commented about whether it deems Hairston’s use of rental cars to be an extra benefit, and Steve Kirschner, an athletic department spokesperson, had no comment when reached Wednesday. The NCAA doesn’t comment on ongoing, pending or potential cases
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