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When athletics and academics don't mix

A probe of a tutor at North Carolina raises issues about athletes as real students

Originally Published: August 31, 2010
By Bomani Jones | Special to ESPN.com

On Saturday, a tweet from WTVD-TV's Mark Armstrong in Raleigh-Durham said nine players on the University of North Carolina's two-deep were on the scout team for that day's scrimmage. This after reports had surfaced that players linked to a tutor under NCAA investigation would practice with the Tar Heels at that level. The nine included eight starters from last year's team and six players in Scouts Inc.'s top 50 NFL draft prospects.

And seven communications majors.

The ...

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