Posted by: allisonbarnes | October 11, 2010

Football Investigation

This blog is supposed to highlight the great things about Carolina Athletics, but I felt it was important to address the topic of the three UNC football players who were dismissed early Monday.

The UNC 2010-2011 Football team remains strong during NCAA investigation.

It saddens me to hear that Greg LittleRobert Quinn and Marvin Austin made a poor judgment call that forced them to end their college football career.  I am sure this has been a stressful time for them, along with the rest of the football and athletic department, but I feel that is important that they take responsibility for their actions.  For people who know me, they know that I live life by a simple motto:

“It’s not the events in life that define you, it’s how you deal with them. “

I am interested to see how these three gentlemen handle their dismissal from the football team. Maybe in the future they could talk to other athletes about the NCAA rules?  They are still role models for a lot of young kids and athletes, so I hope they use this event. I don’t’ think the dismissal from the football team will define them… and I hope the way they deal with their situation will only benefit them.

“Although they are responsible for their actions, they are part of our university and our program and we will support them as they move into the next phases of their lives,” said Director of Athletics Dick Baddour.

I agree with Baddour and hope the rest of the UNC community will still continue to support the football team.  Football has done an amazing job the past few weeks with winning three games in a row!  It shows a lot about a team’s strength when they have had mostly negative press, but can pull together and continue to perform.  Keep up the good work boys!! I’m excited to watch a win over UVA this Saturday!

Also, congrats to Kevin Reddick for being announced as Co-Defensive Lineman of the week for the ACC!

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