The season hasn't even started, and the University of North Carolina football team is all ready making headlines. Unfortunately, this particular headline is unacceptable.
One day after a report surfaced involving a "hazing incident" during fall training camp, the university and football coach Larry Fedora have suspended four players for Saturday's season opener against Liberty (coverage begins at 5 p.m. on 102.3 FM).
Cornerbacks Des Lawrence, M.J. Stewart, and Brian Walker, and Donnie Miles were all suspended for one game for what Fedora called a violation of team policy.
Fedora did not go into any further detail of the specific violation other than to say the investigation is being conducted through student affairs.
On Tuesday, a Yahoo Sports report was published claiming there was a hazing incident that occurred at the teams hotel, Aloft, during fall camp. The article stated that redshirt walk-on freshman Jackson Boyer from East Chapel Hill High was involved in an altercation with multiple teammates and left with a concussion.
Lawrence and Walker were each listed as starters at cornerback on this weeks depth chart, and Stewart was listed as a second string corner; Miles as a third stringer at Ram.
Chapel Hill police were called involving the incident, but there were no arrests, or any reports concerning any assault or domestic violence mentioning Boyer's name.