Durham attorney Butch Williams is representing ineligible North Carolina football player Greg Little, the lawyer confirmed today.
Williams would not reveal specifically why the senior wide receiver needed an attorney, but said, "We just hope for a quick resolution, because all of the kids want to get back on the football field.”
Little talked with NCAA investigators in July as part of its probe into possible improper contacts with sports agents, his father said.
Little, who is from Durham, was one of seven players who sat out Saturday’s loss to LSU because he was ruled ineligible. Six others were withheld from the game as UNC gathered more information. The school has said it is unclear how many games the 13 players might miss.
Besides the NCAA investigation, the school is also looking into whether a former tutor, who was employed by both the school and Davis, committed academic misconduct by inappropriately helping football players with papers they were required had to write for class.
Defensive tackle Marvin Austin, who was ruled ineligible by the school last Friday, has been subpoenaed in N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall's investigation of possible violations of North Carolina law involving sports agents, two sources have confirmed.
-- Anne Blythe and Robbi Pickeral