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The NCAA suspended senior defensive backs Kendric Burney and Deunta Williams of North Carolina yesterday and ordered them to repay portions of improper benefits they received to become eligible this season.
NCAA gives UNC word
The Winston Salem Journal

North Carolina's Kendric Burney and Deunta Williams will miss six and four games, respectively, and must repay benefits to be able to play again after violating NCAA agent benefits and preferential treatment rules, according to a decision announced on Wednesday.
NCAA punishes two Tar Heels
The Durham Herald-Sun

Baddour told The Fayetteville Observer that the NCAA informed UNC of the sanctions late Wednesday morning.
NCAA punishes UNC's Burney, Williams
The Fayetteville Observer

When the North Carolina football team took the field before its ACC opener against Georgia Tech over the weekend, it was not surprising to see an animated Shaun Draughn leading the Tar Heels out of the tunnel.
Draughn is working his way into UNC lineup
The Durham Herald-Sun

University of North Carolina cornerback Kendric Burney finally knows his sentence from the NCAA, but the former Southwest High School star feels a six-game suspension was harsher than it should have been for his association with a man he didn't know was an agent, Burney's father said Wednesday night. Tyrone Burney's comments to The Daily News came a few hours after the NCAA suspended both his son and safety Deunta Williams, an ex-standout at White Oak High School, for receiving improper benefits from someone the NCAA said was an agent.
Burney's dad: Kendric upset, feels 6 games ‘bit much'
The Jacksonville Daily News

The party line at Rutgers all week has been that the players now starting in the secondary for North Carolina are good ones in their own right. The reality is slightly different. They're the starters because of an NCAA investigation into possible agent-related benefits and academic fraud that has resulted in the suspension of 12 players — including the Tar Heels' original starting secondary.
Rutgers wary of North Carolina's second-string secondary
The NJ Ledger-Star

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano hasn't committed to anything yet, but there's a chance the Scarlet Knights will have three major lineup changes on offense when North Carolina visits on Saturday.
Rutgers could be facing major lineup changes against North Carolina
The NJ Ledger-Star

Tyrone Burney said former UNC player Chris Hawkins is the reason his son, Kendric, got suspended for six games by the NCAA.
Burney's father: Trip with Hawkins sidelined UNC corner
The Charlotte Observer

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