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08:17 AM ET 08.06 | North Carolina Chancellor Holden Thorp said Friday that he committed an NCAA secondary violation when he acknowledged a scholarship offer to former football coach Butch Davis' son during a phone interview. On Thursday, Thorp told a reporter from The (Raleigh) News & Observer and The Charlotte Observer that he was disappointed Butch Davis had offered a scholarship to his son Drew, a senior quarterback at East Chapel Hill High, without first consulting Thorp or athletics director Dick Baddour.

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August 6, 2011  08:22 AM ET

It's contagious.
Serves him right for trying to throw Butch further under the bus during an interview.

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August 6, 2011  08:43 AM ET

Thorp: "Yesterday I honestly answered a specific question asked by a reporter about a scholarship offer to a prospective student-athlete... I am advised that acknowledging the scholarship offer was an NCAA Level II Secondary violation ..."

DOH!

On-the-job training is an accepted practice for janitors and bus boys ... but we shouldn't be expected to tolerate this behavior at the highest levels ... like university chancellors ... or presidents of the United States ...

August 6, 2011  08:48 AM ET
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or presidents of the United States ...

little testy this morning Dr?

LOL....me too....

August 6, 2011  08:53 AM ET
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little testy this morning Dr?LOL....me too....

leftovers from last night LOL

August 6, 2011  09:30 AM ET

Hell, if they hadn't a fired him they could have just deducted the cost of the scholarship as payroll deduction from Butch's check and no violation. Dad paid for it. No problem.

August 6, 2011  09:31 AM ET
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little testy this morning Dr?LOL....me too....

After hearing of the S & P downgrade, we ought to march on Washington and physically throw everyone of the 550+ beyastards out!

August 6, 2011  09:44 AM ET

BO's legacy is that the USA's credit rating dropped on his watch....but enough politics.

BOOMER SOONER!!!!

August 6, 2011  09:53 AM ET
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BO's legacy is that the USA's credit rating dropped on his watch....but enough politics.BOOMER SOONER!!!!

BO's legacy is the massive debt created by the $3 trillion stimulus package ... the one that gave $2.1 trillion to partisan pet projects and $0.9 trillion to the financial sector for stimulus. In layman's terms this is called a "double-whammy." A corporate CEO would be fired for authorizing something with this much debt-to-capitalization impact.

Chickens are coming back to roost that's all.

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August 6, 2011  09:59 AM ET
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... Yummy, yummy , yummmy, I got love in my tummy!

The Neuheisel thread is this way =====>

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August 6, 2011  10:12 AM ET
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NOOOO thank you Doc, I'll pass.

That's not what 83 said LOL!

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August 6, 2011  10:17 AM ET

If National Lampoon ever decides to make an Animal House II the President's name would be Holden Thorp!
What a ****

August 6, 2011  10:17 AM ET

d*o*o*s*h

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August 6, 2011  11:46 AM ET

don't think I ever heard of a Chancellor committing a NCAA violation

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