Michael McAdoo, a former defensive end at North Carolina, says he was given a suggestion to join a handful of no-show class by an academic counselor. McAdoo was kicked off the football team in 2010 when UNC was under investigation for academic fraud. According to McAdoo, the academic environment at UNC “Felt like it was all a scam.”
As reported by The News and Observer, McAdoo says he was directed to enrolling in classes that never met but were filled up by football players. It is these classes that led to federal charges against a chairman of the university in charge of teaching the classes.
“They pretty much put me in that class,” McAdoo told The News and Observer. “They pretty much told me … that I might want to consider that class and I really don’t have much time to think about it, so (I might) want to take that class while it was available.”
This is one of the examples being used as evidence in legal battles with the NCAA in support of providing a cut of revenue for student athletes at profitable universities. UNC is also fending off a negative image stemming from a previous CNN report suggesting a number of players from the football and men’s basketball programs battling literacy deficiencies.