Former North Carolina governor Jim Martin will lead an independent review of the academic scandal in the UNC football program.
Previous investigations focused on fraudulent and no-show classes in the African and Afro-American Studies department that allowed football players to remain eligible from 2007 to 2010.
A transcript of former player Julius Peppers was accidentally released on the school's website earlier this week, however, which indicated that Peppers, who attended the school from 1999 to 2001, may have also benefited from fraudulent courses.
Martin will, “lead an independent review of any additional academic irregularities that may have occurred” prior to 2007, according to a statement released by university chancellor Holden Thorpe.
Martin served two terms as governor, from 1985 to 1993. He has a PhD in chemistry and is a former professor at Davidson University.
The school also enlisted the services of the management consulting firm Virchow, Krause and Company to assist Martin's investigation.
In addition, UNC will bring in Hunter Rawlings, the president of the Association of American Universities, to help the school determine the proper relationship between athletics and academics, once Martin's investigation is complete.
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