NC court upholds dismissal of McAdoo lawsuit

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 1:45 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A former Tar Heel football player won't get to take his lawsuit against the University of North Carolina to trial. 

The North Carolina Court of Appeals on Tuesday affirmed a lower court ruling that dismissed a lawsuit by Michael McAdoo in 2011. The NCAA declared McAdoo permanently ineligible to play college football for receiving improper benefits from a prospective sports agent. 

McAdoo said his right to due process was violated when he was disqualified from college athletics for a separate infraction, an NCAA ruling that he improperly benefited from a tutor's help on term papers in three courses. 

The three-judge appeals panel ruled unanimously that McAdoo had no valid claim for financial damages because he achieved his goal of playing professional football. He is a linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens.
 

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