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UNC head football coach Butch Davis, left, addresses the University of North Carolina Board of Trustees regarding recent investigations into misconduct on the UNC football team, at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. Standing nearby are UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp, center, and UNC athletics director Dick Baddour, right. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ted Richardson)
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UNC head football coach Butch Davis, left, addresses the University of North Carolina Board of Trustees regarding recent investigations into misconduct on the UNC football team, at the Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010. Standing nearby are UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp, center, and UNC athletics director Dick Baddour, right. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Ted Richardson)

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