We’ve all been waiting for the NCAA to crack down on North Carolina, but I don’t think any of us expected it to happen in this manner. According to ESPN, thirteen UNC football players have been suspended for selling school-issued special edition Nike Jordans.
Selling school-issued gear is a secondary violation, and UNC self-reported it back in January. Nine of the thirteen suspended players will have to sit out four games, including sophomore quarterback Chazz Suratt, who led the team in passing yards last season. Two players will sit out two games, and the remaining two only one. The NCAA agreed to stagger the suspensions since so many of the players play the same position.
Although not specified in the release, the shoe in question has to be the Air Jordan 3s, which UNC received back in January:
Slap on the wrist for 18 years of academic fraud, but selling shoes to make some extra money? Watch out, buddy.