Investigation: UNC Football Player Got At Least $2,000 From Agent

Mar 11, 2013

Credit UNC-Chapel Hill

Former UNC-Chapel Hill football player Marvin Austin said in documents unsealed today in Wake County Superior Court that a player agent, Terry Shawn Watson from Georgia, paid him several thousand dollars cash. The money came to Austin in a Fed-Ex package while he was a player at Carolina in 2010.

Other payments were sent to the home of Jennifer Wiley. She was the tutor who was at the center of an academic fraud scandal that came out of the investigation into the football program.

At least four other UNC football players also received packages from Watson, according to the Secretary of State Investigation documents. That office regulates sports agents in North Carolina.

The UNC-Chapel Hill football program is under NCAA sanctions until 2015. No charges have yet been brought by the Secretary of State.