Grand jury hands up indictments in UNC football-related cases

ablythe@newsobserver.comOctober 1, 2013 

— An Orange County grand jury heard from an investigator with the Secretary of State’s office this week on cases related to the 2010 football scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Indictments were handed up in the cases, but court documents related to the charges were sealed and names were redacted.

For several years, the Secretary of State’s office has been investigating whether sports agents accused of providing improper benefits to players on the 2010 UNC football team also broke North Carolina laws governing their behavior.

Under state law, sports agents must register with the N.C. Secretary of State’s office and rules governing their behavior prohibit them from offering cash and gifts to woo college athletes to sign contracts.

Search warrants have been filed in Orange County related to the investigation.

Last month an affidavit was unsealed with revelations that Greg Little, a former UNC player, told state agents he had received more than $20,000 from a Georgia-based sports agent.

Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall said Tuesday he could not comment on the status of the state’s investigation

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