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Name Released Of “Money Man” Behind UNC Football Scandal

By Ran Northam Posted March 11, 2013 at 11:06 pm

RALEIGH – The man behind the UNC Football “money scandal” that led to the firing of head coach Butch Davis and the resignation of athletic director Dick Baddour was announced Monday morning.

WRAL reports the North Carolina Secretary of State found that Terry Shawn Watson of the Watson Sports Agency in Marietta, Georgia sent money to former UNC football player Marvin Austin and other players nationwide. At the time, Watson was not a legal agent in North Carolina as his attempt to register was rejected due to a bounced check.

Austin told investigators he received the money via FedEx which was later confirmed through shipping records. Watson associate Patrick Jones told them that was a normal form of fund dispersal.

Further investigation showed Watson had been in contact with UNC’s Charles Brown, Kendrick Burney, and Greg Little. It also showed that Watson used money wiring and text messaging to contact and deliver to student-athletes as well.
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