Rashad McCants has come out today in an interview with ESPN's "Outside the Lines" and blown the lid off of what went on at North Carolina when he was a Tar Heel, calling the whole organization a sham. Well another former Tar Heel, Kendall Marshall, has hit back on Twitter effectively calling McCants a snitch.
McCants claimed that tutors wrote his term papers, he made the Dean's List in that championship semester of spring '05, despite never attending four of his classes. He received As in all of them.
A copy of McCants's transcript shows that in normal classes he received C's and below. Meanwhile in 'African-American Studies' he received all A's. McCants also revealed that he was steered by academic advisors to so-called "paper classes," where attendance wasn't necessary and tutors provided to basketball players wrote all their end of term essays.
Well Kendall Marshall obviously is unhappy with McCants unveiling of UNC's shady practices. In separate tweets, Marshall wrote "fraudulent", "#Clown" and then a picture of a snitch in court pointing at someone.
"I think that was the tradition of college basketball, or college, period, any sport," McCants said in his tell all interview. "You're not there to get an education, though they tell you that. You're there to make revenue for the college. You're there to put fans in the seats. You're there to bring prestige to the university by winning games."
McCants was an NCAA champ at UNC in 2005, while Marshall was injured in 2009 as his side lost in the final.
This isn't the first time UNC has been in trouble. Mary Willingham, a former UNC learning specialist blew the lid about the UNC academic fraud scandal, telling CNN in January that her research of 183 football or basketball players from 2004-12 found 60 percent reading at fourth- to eighth-grade levels and roughly 10 percent below a third-grade level.
Let's see if the NCAA take any action this time.
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