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You Won't Believe The Age Of The Kids UNC's Erik Highsmith Allegedly Plagiarized

Hint: They're not even high schoolers.
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Plagiarism sucks. Throughout life, every student is warned against the evils of stealing someone's words without giving proper credit. UNC's senior wide receiver must have missed the memo, because it has just been released that he is being accused of plagiarizing from the Internet. Apparently, Highsmith didn't have enough time to write a few class-assigned blogs posts on his own, and instead, he chose to steal some from the World-Wide Web.

UNC's football team is already under a bowl game ban for academic fraud, but now the News & Observer is reporting an even juicier twist to the story. One of the web posts Highsmith plagiarized was written by a group of 11 year olds. Check out the similarities in the posts below, which, by the way, are about chickens.

Original post written by 11 year olds (from 8 year ago) on ThinkQuest:

Poultry farming is raising chickens, turkeys, ducks and other fowl for meat or eggs. Poultry farms can be: 1. Breeding farms where they raise poultry for meat, or 2. Layer farms where they produce eggs. 
The ‘best’ breeds depend on what you want from them. Good egg layers are Rhode Island Reds [brown eggs] and Leghorns [white eggs].

Post "written" by Highsmith for a class assignment (from Buzzfeed):

Poultry farming is raising of turkeys, ducks, chicken and other fowl for meat or eggs. Poultry farms can be breeding farms where they raise poultry for meat, or layer farms where they produce eggs. The ‘best’ breeds depend on what you want from them. Good egg layers are Rhode Island Reds [brown eggs] and Leghorns [white eggs].

Those 11 year olds certainly aren't writing at a college level, but Highsmith must have not minded.

Twitter loves controversy, so to top it all off, here are a few funny tweets about the situation.