As if the UNC football team needed any more problems, one of their many stable and capable running backs has been charged with DUI. A Chapel Hill police report obtained states that Romar Morris was pulled over early Sunday morning by Chapel Hill police for failing to stay in his lane. This came not too long after UNC was thwarted at the hands of Miami by the tune of 27 points.
Morris, a junior tailback out of Salisbury, NC, has 44 carries for 162 yards and four TD’s so far this season. A speedy track athlete and three star recruit, Morris has always been a threat to catch out of the backfield. He’s often struggled to stay on the field considering the depth of four star recruits UNC has at that position and the fact their underutilized in head coach Larry Fedora’s up-tempo scheme. Regardless his actions have earned him a spot on the bench.
“We hold our players accountable for their actions and when a player makes a poor decision, he must face the consequences. I’m hopeful Romar will learn from his mistake and make better decisions in the future,” Fedora said.
That consequence is a one game suspension on November 15 for the Pittsburgh game.
The deepest and most talented position group on the UNC roster has suddenly turned into a concern as UNC heads into their home match up against Pitt. One time Notre Dame commit and five star recruit Elijah Hood has been hampered by a knee injury and fellow four star recruit TJ Logan has been fairly inconsistent since a breakout performance in a win against Georgia Tech. UNC will look to sophomore and former three star recruit Khris Francis to establish the run game and will hope TJ Logan can bust out of his slump.
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