UNC holds meeting

Staff writerJuly 21, 2010 

— During North Carolina's football team meeting on Tuesday, motivational speaker Kevin Elko - who addresses the team several times a year - talked. Coach Butch Davis made a couple of announcements.

But the only mention of the current NCAA investigation about possible improper contact with agents, according to team spokesman Kevin Best, came from Best, who reminded everyone that the only person allowed to speak on the issue is athletic director Dick Baddour.

After the 70-minute meeting at Kenan Stadium, players exited elevators and walked to their cars while either making short small talk with reporters, bypassing the media entirely, or muttering "no comment." Two members of UNC's media relations office sat outside of the elevator in a golf cart.

It marked the first time the team had met since Baddour confirmed Thursday that the NCAA had been to campus to speak with athletes but declined to provide further details.

The News & Observer and Charlotte Observer confirmed that two UNC players - defensive tackle Marvin Austin and wide receiver Greg Little, both NFL prospects - were interviewed in connection with possible improper contact with sports agents.

In addition, the NCAA has also talked to South Carolina tight end Weslye Saunders, a pro prospect from Durham. Saunders father, Barry Saunders, is a metro columnist for The News & Observer.

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