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Williams on NCAA’s latest NOA: ‘My reaction is that I’m tired of this junk.’

Roy Williams on win over Northern Iowa and the NCAA investigation

North Carolina coach Roy Williams reacts to another round of charges from the NCAA. Williams said: “I’m tired of this junk”, when asked about the third notice of allegations from the NCAA following the Tar Heels win on Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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North Carolina coach Roy Williams reacts to another round of charges from the NCAA. Williams said: “I’m tired of this junk”, when asked about the third notice of allegations from the NCAA following the Tar Heels win on Wednesday, December 21, 2016

After the Tar Heels’ 85-42 win Wednesday night over Northern Iowa, North Carolina coach Roy Williams responded to a question about the recent news of a third notice of allegations from the NCAA in the academic fraud case. The latest notice of allegations was released by UNC on Thursday.

Here is what Williams had to say:

“My reaction is that I’m tired of this junk, said everything that I’m going to say, felt all along that we’ve done the right thing, and whatever they do, they have to do.

“Our athletic director was a great guy here at Christmas and told me if I wanted to say for everybody to talk to him, that they could talk to him, and that’s what I’m close to doing because I’m tired of the junk.”

“I did have one goal, and I’m going to have to change it. I’d hope that the NCAA thing would be over before I’m retired. And now I’m hoping it will be over before I die.”

The case involves 18 years of bogus classes offered by a former manager of the African and Afro-American Studies department.

The third notice comes several weeks after UNC appeared before the association’s Committee on Infractions in a rare procedural hearing.

Investigator Kenneth Wainstein describes a lack of oversight by UNC while outlining his investigation into academic issues and athletics. Wainstein was presenting his findings during a 2014 press conference held by UNC.

Jonathan M. Alexander: 919-829-4822, @jonmalexander

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