North Carolina coach Roy Williams and players from the 2005 national championship team deny they were involved with academic wrongdoing alleged by former teammate Rashad McCants.
In an interview with ESPN's "Outside the Lines," McCants -- the team's second-leading scorer -- said tutors wrote papers for him. He also said he believes Williams knew "100 percent" about players taking no-show classes popular with athletes in a department later linked to fraud in a long-running scandal. McCants compared it to movies in which athletes would "just show up and play."
In a statement Friday, Williams said he "strongly" disagreed with McCants' comments.
McCants' allegations are the latest levied against UNC in an academic fraud scandal that began as an offshoot of an NCAA investigation into the football program in 2010.
Jadeveon Clowney, the top overall choice in last month's draft, signed a four-year contract with the Texans. Houston has an option for a fifth year, as in all NFL contracts with first-round picks under the current collective bargaining agreement.
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