CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's flagship public university has a new problem on top of interconnected scandals of academic corner-cutting and improper gifts to football players that brought NCAA sanctions.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill dropped former star quarterback and billion-dollar fundraiser Matt Kupec over possibly improper travel spending. Kupec is divorced and shared trips with campus fundraiser Tami Hansbrough, the divorced mother of former Tar Heels basketball star Tyler Hansbrough.
Neither Kupec nor Hansbrough responded Tuesday to telephone and email messages from The Associated Press.
The connection between Kupec's resignation and his trips with Hansbrough at university expense was first reported by The News & Observer of Raleigh. Hansbrough has been placed on "administrative leave" pending an investigation, but a university spokesman couldn't specify whether she was being paid.