Yates tweaks NCAA on Twitter

STAFF WRITERJuly 20, 2010 

Quarterback T.J. Yates made the first public comments by a member of the UNC football program about the NCAA's investigation into the Tar Heels on Monday night.

Yates made a joke on his Twitter account, JTsetay, about receiving a golf lesson from a friend.

"…dont [sic] worry NCAA its [sic] ok we've got a prior relationship," Yates wrote on Monday night at about 7:30 p.m.

Yates' tweet suggests the NCAA is aware of the content on Marvin Austin's Twitter account. Austin and Greg Little have been interviewed by the NCAA about improper contact with a sports agent.

Kevin Best, the spokesman for the UNC football team, said Yates was unavailable for comment and directed all questions to athletic director Dick Baddour.

Baddour declined to comment on Tuesday. Last Thursday Baddour said that NCAA investigators had been to Chapel Hill to "speak with some of student-athletes" without providing further detail.

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service