College notes: Former Tar Heel Greg Little says he's remorseful over UNC scandal

Associated PressNovember 20, 2013 

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Greg Little

— Browns wide receiver Greg Little has acknowledged he “hurt” others involved in a scandal while he was at North Carolina.

Little was one of three former Tar Heels football players who were sent letters of “permanent disassociation” by the school. Little, Marvin Austin and Robert Quinn accepted improper benefits, including cash and travel accommodations, leading to NCAA sanctions against the program and recent criminal charges against five people for violating the state’s Uniform Athlete Agents Act.

Little said he has not seen the letter, but he did convey remorse for his involvement and accepted some responsibility.

Little said “there’s a lot of people that I’ve hurt, and I think a lot of the blame should be put on me much less than attacking other people.”

Despite the school’s ban, Little called UNC “a great university” and vowed to support his alma mater.

Florida State: The attorney representing the alleged victim in a sexual assault investigation involving Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston says her client never said she did not want to press charges.

Patricia Carroll said Wednesday it’s not true that the case about the alleged December 2012 assault was placed on hold because the victim did not want to prosecute, as a Tallahassee official told city commissioners in an email.

Carroll says the alleged victim was trying to get on with her life after it became apparent the Tallahassee Police Department was not seriously investigating the case. TPD did not respond to calls seeking comment.

One of the lingering questions surrounding the case involving Winston, a Heisman Trophy candidate, is why it took 11 months for police to hand over information to prosecutors.

Ohio State: All-Big Ten cornerback Bradley Roby will join Ohio State’s seniors in playing their final home game on Saturday against Indiana.

Coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday night that the fourth-year junior has decided to make himself available for the NFL draft next spring.

Roby, a 5-foot-11, 192-pounder from Suwanee, Ga., has 155 tackles in 33 games for the Buckeyes, with seven tackles for a loss, eight interceptions, one blocked kick, a fumble recovery and a fumble caused.

Rutgers: Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann on Wednesday met with the family of a former football player who left the team after claiming a coach bullied him and then limited his playing time.

Hermann had a meeting with parents of Jevon Tyree to clarify misunderstandings and resolve the issues relating to Tyree’s experience as a student-athlete at Rutgers University.

Clarice and Mark Tyree were accompanied at the meeting by the Rev. Dr. DeForest B. Soaries Jr., senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens.

Virginia State: The university has hired a lawyer to investigate the fight that led to the cancellation of the CIAA championship football game and to the university being banned from postseason play.

A release posted on VSU’s website Wednesday states that the school has retained sports and entertainment attorney Robert Clayton of the Washington, D.C., law firm Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP.

Winston-Salem State quarterback Rudy Johnson has said as many as six VSU players attacked him during the luncheon Nov. 15, the day before the scheduled championship contest.

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