For now, North Carolina will have to prepare for the Independence Bowl against Missouri without their top receiver, Dwight Jones. Whether or not that changes in the near future remains to be seen.
UNC declared Jones ineligible Tuesday after a flyer surfaced online on Monday advertising a New Year’s Eve/birthday party for Jones. The flyer had Jones’ name and photo promoting the party, which was set to take place at a Burlington, North Carolina, night club.
The school has since applied for Jones’ reinstatement to the NCAA for the secondary violation. Jones has issued an apology and the party has been cancelled.
Jones had 79 catches for 1,119 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season.