CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- University of North Carolina Director of Athletics Dick Baddour issued the following statement regarding today's report by Yahoo Sports concerning former Tar Heel assistant football coach John Blake.
"We became aware of some of the information through the NCAA investigation when John Blake was interviewed on Aug. 31. But financial transactions in and of themselves don't establish a violation, and at that time we did not have enough information to dismiss him with cause.
"Nevertheless, we weren't comfortable with what we learned. That, combined with the distraction that Coach Blake was becoming to the football program, led us to the conclusion that it was not in our best interest for him to continue to be part of our program. He offered to resign, and we agreed to terms on Sept. 5."
Yahoo Sports Link: Money trail ties agent, ex-UNC coach