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13 UNC Football players suspended for selling Nike Jordans

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:

Exclusive ‘UNC’ Air Jordan 3’s just arrived.?? #WEAREJORDAN

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Slap on the wrist for 18 years of academic fraud, but selling shoes to make some extra money? Watch out, buddy.



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11 Comments for 13 UNC Football players suspended for selling Nike Jordans

  1. 4everUKblue
    4:43 pm August 6, 2018 Permalink

    Wow this is much more serious than skipping non existent classes.

  2. gwhittle
    5:34 pm August 6, 2018 Permalink

    Staggering the suspensions because too many they play the same positions? Are you kidding me? Even when the ncaa punishes unc they take it easy on them…

  3. Well, in all fairness, they were FAKE Air Jordan’s, so no harm no foul.

  4. ClutchCargo
    6:09 pm August 6, 2018 Permalink

    So, the lesson to be learned is to make sure only players who all play the same position should do this.

  5. Bluebloodtoo
    6:41 pm August 6, 2018 Permalink

    Oh. Yeah. This should make it all better.

  6. deepsouthfan
    6:44 pm August 6, 2018 Permalink

    If this had been UK we would have gotten the death penalty.

    6:48 pm August 6, 2018 Permalink

    I was going to say that it’s hard to believe any student-athlete in the NCAA could be this stupid at this point…but then I realized this is UNC, where stupid gets an A+

    • TBW3011
      8:35 pm August 6, 2018 Permalink

      You’re shoes. Selling them shouldn’t be against a rule.

    • Soylentbeans
      9:01 pm August 6, 2018 Permalink

      They didnt buy them. They were given to the students from the school.

    • TBW3011
      12:12 pm August 7, 2018 Permalink

      Irrelevant. They own them. Don’t get me wrong. I understand it is a rule and they should be aware of it. I’m just saying it’s a stupid rule.

  8. TBW3011
    8:34 pm August 6, 2018 Permalink

    I missed the slap on the wrist. They got nothing.