Butch Davis comments on NCAA investigation at UNC

With the NCAA partaking in a thorough investigation of the North Carolina football program, head coach Butch Davis made his first public comments about the process during an appearance at the Triangle Pigskin Preview.

“As we go through this review there are things that obviously the NCAA has asked us not to talk about,” Davis said in his opening statement.

“We are doing absolutely everything from a cooperating standpoint. The NCAA has assured us that they will make this as quick and as soon as possible.”

As the NFP’s Aaron Wilson reported on Monday, UNC athletic department officials are concerned that defensive tackle Marvin Austin will be suspended for his entire senior year due to alleged NCAA violations involving extra benefits from agents, middlemen and marketing representatives.

The NCAA continues to gather information, and Austin might not be the only North Carolina player to face punishment. NCAA investigators also reportedly have interviewed wide receiver Greg Little, safety Deunta Williams, cornerback Kendric Burney and linebackers Bruce Carter and Quan Sturdivant.

The NCAA has requested phone records and asked players to detail all interaction involving agents.

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