NCAA: UNC Players Must Repay Benefits, Miss Games To Become Eligible Again
By Erica Bustamante
Two UNC-Chapel Hill football players must miss at least four games and repay benefits received in order to become eligible again, the University's athletics website reported Wednesday.
The NCAA handed down their decision saying as a condition of becoming eligible to play again, Kendric Burney and Deunta Williams must meet those two requirements.
According to Tarheelblue.com Burney must miss six games and make repayment of $575.19 to a charity of his choice. Burney received $1,333 in benefits. Williams, who received more than $1,400 in benefits, must miss four games and pay $450.67 to a charity of his choice.
Dick Baddour, Director of Athletics at UNC-Chapel-Hill, tells Tarheelblue.com they plan to appeal the length of suspensions, calling them "unduly harsh."
The school says the benefits included trips to California, Atlanta, and Las Vegas for Burney, and two trips to California for Williams.
Both players have missed the first two games for the winless Tar Heels.