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UNC in the NFL draft: Did program turmoil cost Tar Heels on draft day?

Quinton Coples was one of only two former North Carolina players to be selected in the NFL draft. PHOTO: Getty Images

CHAPEL HILL — The NFL draft concluded on Saturday after only two of North Carolina’s prospects – defensive end Quinton Coples and linebacker Zach Brown – were selected. Dwight Jones, the wide receiver, ended the draft on the outside looking in. So, too, did cornerback Charles Brown. And defensive tackle Tydreke Powell. And Donte Paige-Moss, the defensive lineman who left school early to enter the draft.

Even Coples and Brown went lower than they likely expected they would – Coples at No. 16 overall to the New York Jets, and Brown in the second round, at the 52nd overall pick, to the Tennessee Titans. If you followed the draft at all, you know that NFL personnel types shared similar concerns about Coples and Brown, both. In fact, you could have learned that simply by reading the NFL’s official website.

UNC QB Bryn Renner undergoes surgery; Lipford and Paige-Moss suffer torn ACL's

Two days after ending the season with a 41-24 loss against Missouri in the Independence Bowl, North Carolina quarterback Bryn Renner on Wednesday underwent successful surgery on his left ankle, the university announced.

Charges against Paige-Moss dismissed

Charges against North Carolina freshman Donte Paige-Moss stemming from a dorm-room fight were dismissed in Orange County court on Thursday.

Paige-Moss had been charged with misdemeanor simple assault for an altercation with teammate and fellow freshman Hunter Furr in July.

Davis doesn't condone UNC's legal trouble

CHAPEL HILL — With three court dates looming this month for three players affiliated with the program, UNC coach Butch Davis spoke about protecting the Tar Heels' image on Friday.

"We don't condone anything like that," Davis said. "We don't want that to happen."

UNC's Paige-Moss charged with simple assault

UNC freshman football player Donte Paige-Moss was charged with misdemeanor simple assault after getting into a dorm-room fight with a teammate in July, according to UNC Public Safety.

The incident occurred at Horton Hall in Chapel Hill on July 16. According to a copy of the UNC Public Safety report, Paige-Moss punched teammate Hunter Furr twice in the nose. Furr, a running back from Lewisville, was treated at UNC Hospitals for minor injuries.

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