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Report: NCAA interviews UNC DE Quinton Coples

Posted on: May 19, 2011 7:22 pm
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

A report by Joe Schad of ESPN today indicated that North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples is gaining unwanted attention from the NCAA after he was seen in online pictures from a post-draft party earlier this month. Coples is with former North Carolina players Marvin Austin and Robert Quinn in the pictures, and a man the NCAA has investigated as a possible runner for agents is also visible in some pictures.

The issue here is that the party was held in Washington D.C., and that Austin and Quinn were both barred from playing in 2010 after having taken illegal benefits from agents. That Coples would show up at such a party is enough to garner the NCAA's attention, though there's no indication as yet that his eligibility is in doubt. Still, he's got some questions to answer:

Photographs of Coples with Austin and Quinn that appeared on Facebook and the web site EliteDCMag.com prompted the inquiry. The party is labeled as taking place at "Ultrabar" nightclub. Also seen in photos with players is at least one alleged runner the NCAA has investigated.

The NCAA wants to know how Coples paid for his travel to the party, who paid for his admission and his hotel, and if he accepted any free food or drink. 

This sort of controversy is the last thing North Carolina needs after the massive scandal of illegal benefits cost 13 players (mostly high-profile starters) their eligibility, UNC assistant John Blake his job, and agent Gary Wichard his license. Head coach Butch Davis saved his job by acting swiftly once the illegal benefits were discovered and not participating in any objectionable behavior, but if this type of problem continues to cost North Carolina's top players their eligibility, UNC administration officials may have significantly less patience for Davis this time around.

Comments

Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 9:42 pm
 

Report: NCAA interviews UNC DE Quinton Coples

So whatever became of the NCAA investigation from last year and the "self-imposed" penalties that the Tar Heels levied upon themselves? 
What a joke! Their own punishment is NOT enough to pay for  the mass amount of wrongdoings of this program.  There was an issue with a tudor who wrote papers for players that has never been addressed along with all the other issues that are mentioned in this article.  While Ohio State is getting roasted, UNC's issues have clearly been swept under the rug...whatever happened to "lack of institutional control"??...the Tar Heels are a perfect example.




Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 9:31 pm
 

Report: NCAA interviews UNC DE Quinton Coples

TMZ??



Since: Mar 23, 2008
Posted on: May 19, 2011 9:23 pm
 

Report: NCAA interviews UNC DE Quinton Coples

He's a dook guy.



Since: Aug 13, 2008
Posted on: May 19, 2011 9:10 pm
 

Report: NCAA interviews UNC DE Quinton Coples

Wonder how that sign out sheet that Davis put in place to keep track of his players when they are off campus is working out?  Did he sign out and attend with the knowledge of the coaches, or did he ignore the system put in place?  Glad to see that coach Davis is on top of things now.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 8:43 pm
 

Report: NCAA interviews UNC DE Quinton Coples

oh...well my mistake...well good...GO GET HIM NCAA!



Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: May 19, 2011 8:41 pm
 

Report: NCAA interviews UNC DE Quinton Coples

Dude, Coples IS STILL ELIGIBLE.  He wasn't drafted.  It was a post-draft party for Quinn and Austin. 

Wow, cannot believe you were confused on this one.



Since: May 19, 2011
Posted on: May 19, 2011 8:41 pm
 

Report: NCAA interviews UNC DE Quinton Coples

I think the issue here is that he's still a UNC player.  He didn't enter the draft and intends to play again next year at UNC.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 8:28 pm
 

Report: NCAA interviews UNC DE Quinton Coples

As a Duke guy...I hate UNC as much as any Dukie...but is he still held accountable under NCAA guidelines if he's not longer playing for UNC and drafted...it was at a POST-DRAFT party!!



Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: May 19, 2011 8:04 pm
 

Report: NCAA interviews UNC DE Quinton Coples

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