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Georgia agent arrested for violating North Carolina sports agent laws

Greg Little AP

The saga that led to North Carolina getting hit with a postseason band and recruiting sanctions a couple of years ago has seen a new wrinkle in the fallout. A sports agent in Georgia was arrested and charged for violating laws in the state of North carolina related to sports agents, according to an unsealed indictment, according to a report by CBSSports.com.

Former North Carolina football players Marvin Austin, Robert Quinn and Greg Little were all connected to agent Terry Watson. The three players, now in the NFL, were found guilty of accepting extra benefits amounting to about $24,000, violations that landed North Carolina’s football program on a postseason band and losing a number of scholarships as well. North Carolina law requires agents to be registered with the Secretary of State’s office, which Watson never did. Watson’s providing extra benefits not only were against NCAA rules, but also broke state rules in North Carolina. In addition to those violations, Little was also charged with obstruction of justice by not providing his financial records during the investigation.

North Carolina is currently paying off their NCAA sanctions, but the Tar Heels are now eligible for postseason play this season if they can manage to climb their way back to a six win mark this season after a poor start. The scholarship reduction was a three-year sentence that will expire in 2015 when a probation period expires.

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3 Responses to “Georgia agent arrested for violating North Carolina sports agent laws”
  1. Shoe says: Oct 9, 2013 8:03 PM

    Ban … not band. :) (two instances)

  2. bat42boy says: Oct 9, 2013 9:16 PM

    Question…Why is the school put on penalties when it was clearly the players and the agent who messed up? The rest of the football team did nothing wrong nor did the school. The injustice of the Almighty NCAA!!

  3. taintedlombardis says: Oct 10, 2013 12:14 AM

    24k between 3 players? Wow. That’s just a Friday night it in SEC country.

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