HILLSBOROUGH– Former Tar Heel football star Greg Little allegedly received a $20,000 payoff from a Georgia-based sports agent in 2010.
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An agent with the Secretary of State’s office said Little had told investigators that Terry Watson from the Watson Sports Agency gave him a monthly cash allowance of $2,200 in addition to travel expenses and other payments.
Little is now with the Cleveland Browns and although the NCAA investigation is closed, officials are reviewing the situation to see whether charges can be filed.
Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall told us he is considering criminal charges under the state’s Uniform Athletes Agents Act. By law, agents must register with the Secretary of State’s office, and the law’s purpose is to protect athletes from sports agents who would offer gifts to get them to sign contracts.
It is a Class I felony to violate the law, meaning a maximum prison sentence of 15 months, and violations also could carry civil penalties of up to $25,000.