Posted by Chip Patterson
North Carolina redshirt freshman Jared McAdoo has been dismissed from the football team for a violation of team rules, according to a university release. McAdoo was one of four players the school announced were leaving the team for various reasons, along with linebacker Herman Davidson, linebacker Shane Mularkey, and defensive back Brandon Felder (no relation to our friend Michael Felder of InTheBleachers.net).
McAdoo played in 12 games in 2010, collecting 19 total tackles as a redshirt freshman. He was likely going to play a prominent role in the defensive tackle rotation next season, adding to an already talented line anchored by Quintin Coples and Donte Paige-Moss. The team rule was not specified, but the dismissal is likely a result of several off-field incidents - the most recent of which being a misdemeanor weapons on campus charge.
Brandon Felder and Herman Davidson have decided to transfer from Chapel Hill. Davidson entered spring practice as a starter on the two-deep, but fell out of favor with the staff by the end of the spring game. Felder was not excited about leaving, but is doing so because of family issues. He redshirted in 2010 and had hoped to earn some playing time in a secondary looking to replace Kendric Burney, Deuntae Williams, and Da'Norris Searcy.
"Brendon's family is going through some tough times," said head coach Butch Davis. "His grandmother is sick and he wanted to be closer to the family for support. I wish nothing but thebest for Brendon and his family as they deal with this situation."
Shane Mularkey decided to leave the team and conclude his career after undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery in 2010. His time at North Carolina has been plagued by injuries.