DURHAM — While he concedes he got a lot of parking tickets during his football career at North Carolina, Greg Little is unsure how nine different license plates became associated with the five cars he was charged with parking illegally.
I dont know what thats from, the former Tar Heel wide receiver said Thursday night after playing in the Greater NC Pro-Am summer league at N.C. Central.
I drove my moms car, sisters car, dads car, my car, and I had two cars [that] I ended up switching. Thats where the five cars came from. But the nine license plates thats got me baffled, too.
UNC confirmed in June that Little received 93 parking tickets during a three-and-a-half year span. According to records obtained by The News & Observer, the five vehicles were a Dodge Charger, a BMW 525i, a Honda Accord, a Nissan Altima and an Acura 3.2 CL.
I know I got a lot come on, Little said. I know that was really irresponsible, but I know everybody receives parking tickets. Ive paid em. I paid them they came from out of my pocket.
On the same day UNC football coach Butch Davis announced he would release records of the business calls he made on his personal cell phone, Little was unequivocal in his support of his former coach.
Asked if he was surprised Davis was not dismissed in light of the NCAAs allegations of major violations against the UNC program, Little said, No, he did nothing wrong.
What did he do? If you send your child out and your child says hes going to the movies but he goes to a party, you dont really have control after you step out of the picture. He had nothing to do with anything that went on. It was all me and [Marvin Austins] ill-advised mistakes.
It was Austin who sparked the original investigation into UNC with comments he made on Twitter. After a Durham County superior court judge denied Michael McAdoos request for an injunction to play football this season, Austin again took to Twitter last week, threatening to spill the beans.
Little said that was merely Austin's frustration.
You know Marvin -- come on, Little said. Its all speculation. Marvin is upset. I can understand his frustration, but lets just get on with playing football. Were going to play football in the NFL, and theyre going to play football this season.