Tidbits from NCAA teleconference on UNC

March, 12, 2012
Britton Banowsky and Gregory Sankey of the Committee on Infractions held a nearly 27-minute teleconference with reporters to discuss the findings and penalties of the North Carolina football program. Here's a roundup of what was said on the call:
  • The committee repeatedly praised North Carolina for its job with the investigation.
  • The NCAA was not going to impose a blanket duty on members to monitor social-networking websites, citing issues regarding privacy and where to strike a balance. If information was available and came to the attention of the school, that's one thing, but to expect every school to monitor all the social-networking sites of all of its student-athletes would be too much.
  • The committee dealt with the particular circumstances of this case as it pertains to agents and was not looking to draw upon past cases.
  • The postseason ban does include the ACC title game, in the event the Tar Heels win the Coastal Division. Also, the scholarship reduction is adding six to the already self-imposed total of nine over the next three years.
  • The committee said John Blake's three-year "show cause" is not out of the ordinary and stressed to read the particulars of his penalty when comparing to other cases. Blake is prohibited from any recruiting activity.

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