The first claimed that restoring integrity to UNC required a forfeiture of all games won during the years in which these athletes competed. The second indicated a desire to stop pension payments to Deborah Crowder and Julius Nyang’oro.
However, what is conspicuous in its absence is any mention of the student-athletes in question returning their degrees to the university. When we ask ourselves – as residents and fans – why the UNC athletic scandal occurred in the first place, it may be important to determine what we are asking of these student-athletes.
If these letters are any indication, then we value winning and money above all else. And, if that is true, then this report is as much an indictment of us as it is of UNC.