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Former NCCU QB Linked UNC Players with Agent

Former NCCU QB Linked UNC Players with Agent

Photo courtesy of Capitol Broadcasting Company

Former NCCU quarterback Michael Wayne Johnson, Jr. was charged on the basis of arranging a May 2010 meeting  between Georgia sports agent Terry Watson and former UNC receiver Greg Little. Around $5000 was exchanged in this meeting, according to a previous indictment.

In addition, Johnson has been accused of providing a mailing address to accept packages of cash for Little. Johnson was expected in court Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Friday, Willie Barley, the man who connected former UNC defender Marvin Austin with Watson, was charged with athlete-agent inducement. Barley was released on $30,000 bond.

Spurred on by the NCAA’s own investigations, the Secretary of State’s Office began their own investigation. So far, criminal charges against five people have been filed.

-Jennifer Lauren Wiley Thompson – academic tutor for UNC athletes

-Terry Watson – faces 13 felony counts of athlete-agent inducement

-Patrick Jones – Georgia real estate agent charged with providing money

-Barley and Johnson

George Jeter, a spokesman for the Secretary of State’s Office says that the investigation is focused only on sports agents, not schools or players.

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