Michael Roberson: Probe not thorough

December 21, 2012 

Probe not thorough

I’ve just finished reading The N&O article “Suspect classes date to ’97,” which summarizes Jim Martin’s report to the UNC-CH Board of Trustees’ “Academic Anomalies Review.”

If I’m ever charged with a crime, I hope Martin would agree to do the investigation. In a situation like that, it would be good to have an investigator who doesn’t ask too many questions or go looking for problems which may or may not exist.

No sense asking the athletes questions about the suspect classes, since Martin already knew they weren’t involved. And yes, better to make assumptions about why the basketball players rapidly stopped taking those classes in 2006 rather than asking a bunch of needless questions.

We wouldn’t want to drag the athletics department into this scandal. His report sure makes a nice tidy little package to send the NCAA. Yep, we looked. No issues with our big money sports in Chapel Hill.

Michael Roberson, Raleigh

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