Chancellor backs Davis, Baddour at UNC Board of Trustees meeting

From staff reportsNovember 18, 2010 


UNC head football coach Butch Davis, center, glances at UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp, right, after Davis addressed the University of North Carolina Board of Trustees regarding recent investigations into misconduct on the UNC football team, standing near UNC athletics director Dick Baddour, left, at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. Thorp voiced support for Davis and Baddour in the process.

TED RICHARDSON — 2010 file photo -

— UNC chancellor Holden Thorp endorsed coach Butch Davis and athletic director Dick Baddour this morning in a meeting of the school’s board of trustees.

“We have found no information that Coach Davis was involved in any of the problems that have surfaced, and I know he feels a lot of responsibility for what has happened,” Thorp said.

Thorp and Baddour said the NCAA and the school are close to wrapping up the investigative phase of the probe. NCAA investigators will turn over their findings to the enforcement staff, beginning the process of determining what sanctions – if any – UNC will receive.

Baddour didn’t predict what the NCAA would decide.

“I don’t know what to tell you on that,” Baddour said. “That is out of our control.”

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