13 UNC football players suspended for selling team-issued shoes

13 UNC football players suspended for selling team-issued shoes

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) - North Carolina has identified 13 football players suspended after they sold team-issued shoes, the University announced Monday.

The following players have been suspended four games:

  • Offensive lineman Brian Anderson
  • Defensive end Malik Carney
  • Wide receiver Beau Corrales
  • Defensive end Tomon Fox
  • Defensive end Tyrone Hopper
  • Offensive lineman Quiron Johnson
  • Linebacker Malik Robinson
  • Quarterback Chazz Surratt
  • Offensive lineman Jordan Tucker
  • Defensive backs Greg Ross and Tre Shaw have been suspended two games.

Quarterback Jack Davidson and offensive lineman Jonah Melton are facing a one-game suspension.

The NCAA is allowing UNC to stagger suspensions due to multiple players at the same position being suspended.

Carney will sit games against ECU, UCF, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech, while Fox will sit against Miami, Syracuse, Virginia and Georgia Tech.

All other suspensions will begin with the Tar Heels' game at Cal on Sept. 1.

"I am certainly upset by our players' actions and how their choices reflect on them, our program and the University," head coach Larry Fedora said. "These young men knew the rules and are being held responsible for the poor choices they have made."

"We are disappointed," director of athletics Bubba Cunningham said. "Chancellor Folt, Coach Fedora and I have high expectations of all of our students, coaches and staff, and we expect everyone to embrace and abide by all team and NCAA rules. We always will strive to get better."

UNC said it self-reported the secondary violations to the NCAA.

The suspended players will be allowed practice and attend meetings and continue strength and conditioning training.