The nine rules violations were charged to the University of North Carolina football program by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Chancellor Holden Thorp said in a website of the school that, “We made mistakes, and we have to face that. We will emerge with a stronger athletics program, and we will restore confidence in Carolina football.”
There are 90 days to reply the allegations by Chapel Hill, North Carolina based school which follow a 12 month search by the NCAA. Officials of the school were informed to come out prior to the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions in Indianapolis on October 28.
Dick Baddour, Athletic Director said, “We will gather the information the NCAA has requested and prepare to address the notice with the NCAA in the fall. We have a strong staff that will help get us through this.”
Along with the charges is an allegation of immoral behavior by previous assistant coach John Blake, an alumna and previous student-athlete.
Blake, who stepped down in September after the Tar Heels’ season opener, is charged with dishonest concerning his relationship with previous National Football League agent Gary Wichard, who died in March.
Butch Davis, head coach said, “I feel terrible that these allegations occurred under my watch. The responsibility for correcting any problems that put us in this position is mine, and I take that responsibility very seriously.”