|Fedora Suspends Four Players|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Wednesday, 27 August 2014 17:38|
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 team’s 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 week’s 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.
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