On Friday, a lawsuit filed against the University of North Carolina was dismissed by judge Richard Erwin upon determining that the statute of limitations had expired. The lawsuit regarded UNC’s failure to provide quality education to student athletes after claims were made by various athletes that they were forced or guided into taking sham classes provided by the university.
Plaintiffs in this case include former football player James Arnold, who claims his guidance counselor suggested he take certain no-show classes. This lawsuit relates to recent investigations of UNC’s academic policy regarding student athletes at the school after it was accused of academic fraud.
This case not only relates to North Carolina’s student athletes, but student athletes around the country who may be subjugated to the same type of “education.”
Former defensive end for the Tar Heels, Michael McAdoo, revealed that he was encouraged by his guidance counselor to take classes specifically designed for football players that never actually held class. He was later kicked off the football team in 2010 for academic fraud.
The dismissal will be appealed by the plaintiffs to the state court.
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