Former NCCU QB Linked UNC Players with Agent
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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.