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UNC's Hakeem Nicks Was Ineligible In 2008 But Played Anyway

UNC did some shady things for a few years.

News & Observer is reporting today that Hakeem Nicks, the New York Giants' star wide receiver, was ineligible for UNC in 2008 due to receiving "improper academic help" but played for the Tar Heels anyway.

Nicks' accomplishments and records will not be removed from media guides, but will instead be marked with an asterisk.

The revelation is part of an on-going investigation into UNC's football program over "academic fraud" and "improper ties to sports agents."