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South Carolina Up Next?

On Friday, I touched on the serious investigation taking place at the University of North Carolina, where many players have already been interviewed by the NCAA, including Defensive Tackle Marvin Austin.  One item under investigation is travel expenses.  That same item might be a topic of discussion at nearby University of South Carolina.

It is readily known that Marvin Austin has become good friends with South Carolina’s Tight End, Weslye Saunders.  Many people believe that where Austin goes for representation will be the same place that Saunders signs, or vice versa.  Austin’s recent tweets about a trip to South Beach might have tipped of the NCAA that something might be going on regarding the payment for his travel expenses.  Apparently, Saunders was a member of that trip to South Beach.

The NCAA asked UNC projected draft picks to hand over phone records for their investigation.  I am hearing that the NCAA likewise asked Saunders for his phone records during a meeting with the NCAA that supposedly took place this past Thursday.

It should be expected that others at the University of South Carolina will be questioned regarding their expenses and/or possessions.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

6 replies on “South Carolina Up Next?”

No need to self-impose anything. If the player is guilty he will have a suspension or lose eligibility. The only problem for SoCar is if an ineligible player suits up this fall.

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