Peppers, who was an AFAM studies major, said in a statement over the weekend "that there is no academic fraud as it relates to my college transcript" and that he took every course with qualified members of the University faculty, and was never given preferential treatment.
Also in that statement, he thanked UNC's academic and athletic staff for their help and guidance and said he was “thinking of ways that I can use my experiences and resources” to help support students early in their college career.
He opted to do it with a hefty donation.
“After considering the ways that I might be able to help young college students, I decided to continue my support of the Light on the Hill scholarship,” Peppers said Monday in a statement released by the school. “I would like to endorse this particular fund and encourage other former UNC students who have found success to reach back and assist the efforts of current and future Tar Heels.”