On Wednesday, former North Carolina defensive end Michael McAdoo was in Durham County Courts petitioning for reinstatement after being ruled permanently ineligible and having his appeal denied by the NCAA. When Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson denied McAdoo's petition, the 6-foot-7, 245-pound lineman saw his chances of seeing the field as a Tar Heel once again fade away.
The result obviously disappointed McAdoo and his family, but the ruling enraged former teammate Marvin Austin, who took to Twitter to vent his frustration.
(Tweets in chronological order, presented as they appear)
I'm so heated right now..justice will prevail..even if I have to spill the beans
This is so frustrating right now..I can't rap my head around it..I wish I could understand but maybe its not logical enough to understand
Twitter I'm not bitter I just don't like the way my friend, teammate, brother was mislead, misused, and ostracized from the program for the
Same reasons that others got suspended and are able to play for because I know exactly the details in each case and its noway that this young
Man should have his dram snatched from him like the #ncaa has done. I can tell you so many stories that would be mind boggling in comparison
I swear it is simply disheartning that the people our parents put there trust in to protect us really only care there gain solely
Trust me I know…I love my school..I chose to come here when nobody thought it was smart to do..but I just wish the administration stood
And stop the cowardly acts when the are in front of the ncaa and just tell them what you told us…don't turn and twist your story to look
Appealing to the Ncaa and pressure the 21 year old athlete to say and do things that aren't in there best interest…its so much that's not
Said it stings when I think about it Unc true fans understand how we as players love this place it tatted in blood for most guys on the team.
Of all of the players involved in the North Carolina investigation, Austin might have the loudest voice of them all. Not only because he has the largest personality (remember he wants to be a sportscaster one day), but because he has been the highest-profile player involved with the largest dollar signs attached to his improper benefits.
It was also interesting that Austin took this rant to Twitter. After all, wasn't it his account that kick-started things in the first place? When North Carolina began to gather information internally, a decision was made at some point that trying to fight for Austin's eligibility was a lost cause.
Declared permanently ineligible, and now a second-round draft pick of the New York Giants, Austin has a story that certainly would interest the college football world. As the "most guilty" of North Carolina's suspended players, he could cause quite a stir if he does decide to "spill the beans."