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NCAA claims to have no legal responsibility for academic fraud at UNC

By Alec Brzezinski

The NCAA has stated it is not responsible for the academic fraud allegations brought against the University of North Carolina, according to CBS.

Former North Carolina women’s basketball player Rashanda McCants and former football player Devon Ramsay sued the university and the NCAA in January claiming the school offered its athletes fake classes. The complaint was filed in North Carolina state court and accused the NCAA of negligence. The report claims the NCAA knew of other instances of academic fraud for the past century and refused to monitor those situations.

Tar Heels coach Roy Williams (Getty Images)

“This case is troubling for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that the law does not and has never required the NCAA to ensure that every student-athlete is actually taking full advantage of the academic and athletic opportunities provides to them,” NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy said.

The NCAA said the McCants lawsuit “misunderstands” the association’s role with member schools and ignores “myriad steps” the NCAA took to assist athletes in the classroom.


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