From wire and staff reports
Three North Carolina football players and a fourth who had transferred were involved in a campus wreck in May but not cited for speeding by an officer who had worked on-field game security.
Herman Davidson was cited for driving without a license after swerving to miss an oncoming car and flipping a vehicle owned by senior linebacker Ebele Okakpu's father.
The initial report said the car was traveling 25 mph at the time of the crash, but the report was later updated to state the car was going 20 mph faster.
Sgt. S.R. Smith wrote in the report: "I changed the travel and impact speed of the collision from 25 to 45 based on the severity of the collision and other factors combined. To have an incident of this magnitude, the vehicle had to have been traveling higher than the posted speed of 25 mph.”
The report also indicated that Smith detected alcohol but that Davidson, 21, did not seem impaired. Davidson had announced he was transferring before the accident.
UNC police spokesman Randy Young said Smith – who was assigned to protect former head coach Butch Davis during some games last season -- resigned in July but wouldn't discuss details. Smith, who acknowledged on his Twitter page that he is a Tar Heels fan, couldn't be reached for comment by either The News & Observer or The Associated Press.
Junior linebacker Dion Guy suffered minor scrapes. Okakpu and senior offensive lineman Carl Gaskins were also in the vehicle.
Guy, Okakpu and Gaskins were all disciplined internally by Davis before he was fired last month, team spokesman Kevin Best said, because they did not immediately inform the coaching staff of the accident.
The Associated Press and Robbi Pickeral contributed to this report.