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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina has identified eight football players who accumulated 317 parking tickets that were uncovered in documents requested by media outlets covering the ongoing NCAA probe.
The school released a chart Friday that links those players’ names to their license plate numbers on vehicles that included a Land Rover, BMW and an Acura.
A week ago, the school released records that showed some players combined for 395 citations totaling more than $13,000 between March 2007 and August 2010.
The newest release showed receiver Greg Little had 93 tickets on multiple vehicles with nine different license plates.
The other players identified were linebacker Bruce Carter; defensive backs Charles Brown, Kendrick Burney and Deunta Williams; defensive lineman Robert Quinn and running backs Johnny White and Ryan Houston.
The names of those whose cars received the other 78 citations were not identified by the school.
The citations ranged in penalty from $5 for improperly displaying a parking permit to $250 for parking in a fire lane or in a handicapped space, and the total amount of those 395 tickets was $13,185.
The school said last week that of the 395, 30 remained unpaid. School spokesman Mike McFarland said Friday that he didn’t have any updated figures.
The school has said players don’t receive special treatment when it comes to parking and that they’re expected to pay parking fines like any other student.
Little, who was declared “permanently ineligible” by the NCAA in October, received 43 tickets on a gray Nissan car and 38 on a gray Dodge. He also was listed as being responsible for a green BMW (seven tickets), a black Acura (four) and a black Honda (one).
Houston’s black Land Rover was ticketed 63 times. Quinn received a total of 53 tickets on a blue Dodge and a red Ford. Brown’s purple Chevrolet received 38 citations, while vehicles linked to Williams, White and Burney each were cited a total 20 times. There were 10 tickets listed for Carter’s red Dodge.
Last week’s release came after the state Court of Appeals denied the school’s request to delay the release of those records pending an appeal, and included citations for 11 players requested by media. That ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by several news outlets, including The Associated Press.
The school said not all of those 11 players had received tickets.
Earlier this week, North Carolina received a notice of allegations from the NCAA outlining numerous “potential major violations” in the football program, including unethical conduct by a former assistant coach as well as failure to adequately monitor the conduct of a former and current players.
The NCAA has informed the school that it plans to complete its investigation this month. In all, 14 players missed at least one game this season due to the probe with seven being ruled out for the entire year. An eighth was cleared to return at midseason but decided to redshirt.
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