UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
SI Wire

Investigation names agent in UNC football scandal

The North Carolina Secretary of State investigation into the North Carolina football team named a man who allegedly sent former Tar Heel player Marvin Austin, several other players and a tutor money, reports Wralsportsfan.com.

The investigation into the program started in 2010 focusing in on Austin, saying that a Georgia agent named Terry Watson gave athletes extra benefits, a clear violation of NCAA rules.

Watson's offices were raided and authorities found documents and text messages showing reports of money wired into bank accounts of athletes. The NCAA reacted, hammering the program by stripping their football wins from the 2008 and 2009 seasons and putting the program on probation through March 2015.

"Terry Watson was a guy who gave me money," Austin told state investigators in reference to Terry Shawn Watson, of the Watson Sports Agency registered in Marietta, Georgia.

FedEx records back up Austin's claim that he got a package from Georgia sent by Watson associate Patrick Jones. In one instance, Austin stated that he received $2,000 in cash.

"We saw the search warrants for the first time today and are reviewing them," UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham said in a statement. "It is not appropriate for anyone at the University to comment on the specifics of the Secretary of State's investigation of agent activity."

According to warrants, former Tar Heel players Robert Quinn, Jordan Nix, Michael McAdoo and Deunta Williams received packages from Watson.

More SI Wire

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again