North Carolina Suspends 4 Football Players After Hazing Allegations

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After an alleged hazing incident that left walk-on freshman wide receiver Jackson Boyer with a concussion, Larry Fedora and the North Carolina Tar Heels have suspended four players for their opening game against Liberty University. Starting cornerbacks Desmond Lawrence and Brian Walker, along with backups M.J. Stewart and Donnie Miles, were suspended for violation of team rules.

From Yahoo:

“We are aware of an incident involving members of the UNC football team that took place earlier this month,” Kevin Best, North Carolina’s assistant athletic director for communications, said in a statement to Yahoo Sports on Tuesday. “We take this allegation seriously and the University is conducting a thorough review.”

The alleged incident happened earlier this month at the Aloft hotel in Chapel Hill, where the hazing escalated to full-blown assault. Apparently beating the shit out of a fellow teammate until he loses consciousness is a violation of “team rules.”

Fedora told reporters on Wednesday that he’s unaware of the status of the school investigation, but he does not expect further suspensions.

If no further action is taken, Fedora can breathe a sigh of relief. Having a depleted secondary against Liberty is one thing, but dealing with it against a high offensive power like Clemson would be disastrous.

[via Yahoo]

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  1. Pat Lafrataine

    These players beat a teammate and got away with a suspension while there are chapters across the country getting their charter pulled for underage drinking.

    10 years ago at 1:04 pm
  2. Shibby

    Update: They beat the shit out of him for being named after, and actually wearing a Fedora.

    10 years ago at 3:46 pm
  3. Basil the Frat-Slayer

    All I can say is: what a bunch of Bloody Tar Holes! I mean, really. Maybe they should save their rage for the gridiron, against the Liberty Fundies.

    10 years ago at 5:45 pm
  4. WNBA_superfan

    Wait so if they were hazing, why didn’t the entire football team get kicked off campus.

    10 years ago at 5:59 pm