Last week, UNC football coach Butch Davis pledged to release records of business calls made on his personal cell phone, which had been requested by several media organizations.
But his firing this week makes it hard to say whether those records will ever become public.
“That’s up to coach Davis,” UNC chancellor Holden Thorp said this morning.
University spokeswoman Nancy Davis said that the records have yet to be turned over by Davis. They come from a cellphone that he has used since his days coaching the NFL’s Cleveland Browns.
Butch Davis was not available for comment today.
Davis told reporters last week that the university reviewed the records in the fall of 2010. That’s true, but the university never made copies.
“He didn’t give us the records,” said Nancy Davis. “We hired outside legal counsel to take a look at them, but he retained the records, and he has them now.”
Nancy Davis said she did not know what the university’s counsel reported back regarding Butch Davis’s personal cell phone records, but it so far has not been tied to any NCAA violation. Thorp said Thursday that there are no new allegations surrounding the cell phone or any other information requested by reporters.