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Rashad McCants Says North Carolina, The NCAA Writing Him Checks For More Than $310 Million

It apparently pays to speak out. 

Rashad McCants, who, over roughly the last month, has spoken out about his time at North Carolina, claiming the school and its basketball program allowed him to have a fraudulent academic experience, says he is going to get paid by the Tar Heels and the NCAA. 

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In an interview Monday afternoon with Mark Packer’s college sports radio show on SiriusXM, McCants, who played at North Carolina from 2002-05, said he was seeking compensation from UNC for what he calls was a subpar educational experience, and money from the NCAA to help develop programs that will guide young athletes through their time in college.

Packer asked McCants: “Are you willing to have a conversation with the folks at North Carolina?”

McCants responded: “The question is what are we talking about, honestly. I mean I have a check being written to me from the University of North Carolina for over $10 million due to the exploitation of me as a player and the lack of education that I received. The NCAA has a check for me for over $300 million to help me facilitate these sports education programs across the country. These are things that’s in the works.”

If all it takes to get a multi-million payday is to speak out about a poor academic experience while in college, many more former student-athletes will likely be making their voices heard. 

[Charlotte Observer]