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This billboard advertises the new book about the demised reputation of the UNC athletic program.
Here is the description of the book from Amazon:
“Tarnished Heels chronicles the numerous events that have affected the University of North Carolina and seriously brought into question what was once a sterling reputation, both athletically and academically. From the time that knowledge of controversial actions first emerged publicly in 2010, a number of transgressions, events, and discoveries would redefine what was known as The Carolina Way. Players, coaches, faculty, and university leaders all played roles in the scandals, and in many cases appeared complicit. The uncovered issues were staggering; Football coaches were also deemed to be working with NFL agents. Players received cash payments, travel expenses, and impermissible academic help. A sports agent was hired to teach a class at the university. A parent of a basketball All-American was hired as a university employee. Hundreds of fraudulent classes were discovered, countless basketball and football players were enrolled in them, and dozens of grades were forged and changed without permission. Basketball players received impermissible benefits from a convicted felon, who was also directly connected to UNC alumni.”
Things aren’t looking real good for an ex-Duke player that made some terrible remarks about another former Duke player.
The Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson announced Sunday that he would be putting the team up for sale. Minority owner, Michael Gearon, sent an email to Levenson on June 12, 2014 that describes Danny Ferry having made racially charged comments about Luol Deng on a conference call with the “higher ups” in the Hawks organization. Here is the most important part of the email:
“With respect to one potential free agent, a highly-regarded African-American player and humanitarian, Ferry talked about the player’s good points, and then went on to describe his negatives, stating that “he has a little African in him. Not in a bad way, but he’s like a guy who would have a nice store out front but sell you counterfeit stuff out of the back.” Ferry completed the racial slur by describing the player (and impliedly, all persons of African decent) as a two-faced liar and cheat.”
Here is the full letter from Michael Gearon to Bruce Levenson.