13 players on the University of North Carolina’s football team have been suspended for selling team-issued shoes.
Two returning starters were among the suspended, while several others who were locked in battles over starting positions will have to sit out the first 4 games of the season. The violations, which were self-reported by the university, involved 15 of the players, who allegedly exchanged their shoes for money, a violation of NCAA regulations.
Nine pairs of shoes remain unaccounted for. Players suspended at the defensive-end position will have their suspensions staggered due to player safety concerns.