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Incoming Tar Heel charged for stealing $53,000 in watches and jewelry


One of the recruits signed up to join North Carolina this fall has a bit of a legal issue to sort through before getting a chance to even think about playing football for the Tar Heels. Tight end prospect Avery Edwards was arrested Thursday for alleged felony larceny.

According to a report by Tar Heel Illustrated, Edwards was “charged with the theft of five watches and one pair of diamond stud earrings, valued at approximately $53,000.” The theft took place last month, but authorities obtained a search warrant just this week.

According to the Associated Press, UNC head coach Larry Fedora has been in contact with the family of Edwards. There has been no decision on his status with the UNC program but the admissions office in Chapel Hill is aware of the charges and school officials are said to be working with the family to figure out the best way to move forward. Fedora was quoted saying Edwards is a good kid who made a terrible mistake.

Edwards is a three-star tight end from Raleigh, North Carolina according to He is among the top 20 players out of North Carolina in the Class of 2014 and he chose the Tar Heels over offers from Duke, NC State, Arkansas, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Duke and Louisville, among others.


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25 Responses to “Incoming Tar Heel charged for stealing $53,000 in watches and jewelry”
  1. delyce22 says: Jun 6, 2014 9:51 PM

    Scholarship should be rescinded immediately. If they still allow this guy to come to school and play football they are condoning illegal behavior.

  2. nclrbrt says: Jun 6, 2014 10:01 PM

    I’m sorry, but the “dumb kid” excuse doesn’t get it. That’s $53,000 worth of Grand Theft. Sounds like about five years in prison.

  3. dkhhuey says: Jun 6, 2014 10:07 PM

    Damn – he didn’t even get to take his academia fraud series of classes!

  4. mauldawg says: Jun 6, 2014 10:51 PM

    dkhhuey You beat me to it. His HS must offer the same classes.

  5. nowistoday says: Jun 6, 2014 11:19 PM

    So would this be a plus or minus to the NFL?

  6. russellwestbrooksucks says: Jun 6, 2014 11:23 PM

    I feel a case of affluenza coming on…yup this post is getting flagged.

  7. phinfanatic84 says: Jun 6, 2014 11:24 PM

    Young man will enrolling in the local penitentiary instead of college. What a waste but he must be held accountable for HIS ACTIONS.

  8. eugenesaxe1 says: Jun 7, 2014 12:15 AM

    dkhhuey says: Jun 6, 2014 10:07 PM

    Damn – he didn’t even get to take his academia fraud series of classes!

    It’s OK, he took the AP classes in high school.

  9. cwk22 says: Jun 7, 2014 8:32 AM

    He’s not a good kid who made a terrible mistake. He is a criminal. My son stole money from his little brothers savings while drunk by forgery. It was $1,500. He lost his chance to play ball in school and went to jail as he DESERVED! This guy should too!

  10. iwishwvuwouldbeatbama says: Jun 7, 2014 8:57 AM

    He should have picked FSU, they have a way of covering up for criminals.

  11. whoisedgy says: Jun 7, 2014 9:01 AM

    North Carolina is moving up in the world. Academic fraud is one thing, but calling criminals “good kids” is at the Miami level.

  12. uncfanlife14 says: Jun 7, 2014 10:13 AM

    Really people, try not to judge until all facts r out….this is n fact a kid, they make terrible mistakes sometimes…it’s about second chances, this is his future, not a joke….show a little mercy instead of such hatred….

  13. onlyoneleft says: Jun 7, 2014 10:53 AM

    Folks, that is the Carolina Way. It has been going on for years but they have lied and covered it up.

  14. dee6634 says: Jun 7, 2014 11:49 AM

    Maybe he could just write a paper…

  15. marooncat79 says: Jun 7, 2014 12:52 PM

    S E C!! S E C!!! Oh wait!! A C C!! A C C!!

  16. musketmaniac says: Jun 7, 2014 1:00 PM

    da dant da dant, da dant da dant da dant. The pink tar heel strikes again. I think I owe you guys a couple da dants.

  17. lakej2 says: Jun 7, 2014 1:02 PM

    “One of the recruits signed up to join North Carolina this fall has a bit of a legal issue to sort through before getting a chance to even think about playing football for the Tar Heels. ”
    Kevin, please! It’s UNC! This kid’s chance of playing football will never be in jeopardy! It’s “The Carolina Way”!!!

  18. mzim2756 says: Jun 7, 2014 1:57 PM

    A good kid who made a mistake, hmm, maybe he has made 10 mistakes that haven’t been discovered

  19. dee6634 says: Jun 7, 2014 3:18 PM

    Or, maybe I should say he should have his tutor write him a paper…

  20. icewalker946 says: Jun 8, 2014 11:56 AM

    A mistake is making a wrong turn or hitting the wrong key on a keyboarf. Stealing is a choice and you have to think as you do it.

    I’m tired of the ‘he/she made a mistake’ excuse.

  21. dhardy8207 says: Jun 9, 2014 12:07 PM

    “He’s a good kid that made a mistake”

    Uumm he’s old enough to be a high school graduate and old enough to apply for college courses, he’s considered a “young adult” and clearly old enough to know the difference between right and wrong. He’s also old enough to sign up for the draft or some other type of military service. We as a society have to STOP making excuses for these “good kids that make a mistake” and realize that at some point we have to allow them to accept the consequences for their crimes and stop treating them like their too young to understand that they broke the law…

  22. onlyoneleft says: Jun 9, 2014 4:26 PM

    I think Carolina got another Davis when they hired Fedora.

  23. gatorcheme says: Jun 9, 2014 7:22 PM

    And if he’s guilty, he’ll pay his debt to society. THEN be allowed to play….

    Or maybe not.

  24. grumpyoleman says: Jun 11, 2014 2:46 PM

    “it’s about second chances”

    He will have a second chance after doing his time.

  25. musketmaniac says: Jun 11, 2014 3:28 PM

    da dant

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