Now the scandal has reached the Daily Mail.
It is hard to make the case that the NCAA is not exploiting these young men, a case that it wants to make to stave off unionization / payment / insurance claims, when things like this go on. In that sense, UNC is generating a huge negative externality for other universities that take the scholar side of scholar-athlete more seriously, even for the football and basketball players.
More broadly, this is pretty sad stuff for all involved. Mary Willingham, the administrator who blew the whistle, deserves a lot of praise.
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