Duke vs. North Carolina, let the summer/fall fun begin…..

Can you imagine the UNC basketball team having to deal with anything remotely close to the Duke lacrosse scandal?”

Although one hopes that things have changed since the lacrosse party, college sports teams, both male and female, have been hiring strippers for years. You may recall that St. John’s had a scandal which was terrifically damaging: the team hired a stripper in Pittsburgh, who accused several of them of raping her. The team had the bad taste and good fortune of videotaping the evening’s events, which kept them out of court, but also got three of them kicked out and three others suspended and ended up bringing Mike Jarvis down.

It’s nothing new; what was new was that a perfect storm of media hysteria and kneejerk reaction made Duke a lightning rod.

Here’s the other difference, and perhaps the real reason why a UNC team would be much less likely to get in trouble for this: in Durham, Duke athletes have almost no chance of getting things brushed under the rug – and that’s fine with us, frankly. In Chapel Hill, athletes are much more likely to be indulged than they are in Durham.

Again we ask the question, “Can you imagine the UNC basketball team having to deal with anything remotely close to the Duke lacrosse scandal?”

Have there ever been any problems among the basektball team and it’s players/coaches at the Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill?????

Our Triangle correspondent Bruce Mitchell follows the Duke Basketball Report and they came up with this list for us at GREENSBOROSports.com:(To be fair and balanced we have included the football/futbol team as well and we thank Bruce Mitchell for being on top of this news…..)

Name Sport Charges
Phil Ford Basketball DWI (twice)
Tywon Lawson Basketball Driving while drinking, revoked license, noise ordinance
Clifford Rozier Basketball Larceny, Cocaine Trafficking, Domestic Battery, Burglary
Joe Forte Basketball Possession of marijuana, Possession of a handgun
Ed Cota Basketball Assault inflicting serious injury, Drunk Driving
Steve Bucknall Basketball Assault
Makhtar Ndiaye Basketball Assault
Terrence Newby Basketball Assault inflicting serious injury
J.R. Reid Basketball Assault
Jimmie Black Basketball Domestic Violence
King Rice Basketball Assaulting a female
Melvin Scott Basketball Assaulting a female
Jerry Stackhouse Basketball Assaulting a female
Rasheed Wallace Basketball Assaulting a female, Possession of Marijuana
Charlie Scott Basketball Bankruptcy Fraud
James Worthy Basketball Soliciting Prostitution

Bosley Allen Football Possession of Marijuana
Varian Ballard Football Assault
Andre Barbour Football Possession of Marijuana
Adarius Bowman Football Possession of Marijuana
Chesley Borders Football Resisting Arrest
Tavares Brown Football Failure to Disperse
Ronnie Bryant Football Larceny, Possession of Stolen Property
Brian Chacos Football DWI
Daniel Davis Football Probation violation, Credit Card Fraud
Larry Davis Football Charity Fraud
Barrington Edwards Football Speeding >30 MPH above the speed limit (twice), Failure to appear (twice)
Larry Edwards Football Damage to Real Property
Derrick Fenner Football Cocaine possession, Assault
LeCount Fantroy Football Resisting Arrest
Michael Gilmore Football Assaulting a female
Jon Hall Football Assaulting a female
Jon Hamlett Football Felonious possession of a firearm on school grounds
Greg Harris Football Assault
Robert Harris Football Rape, Burglary
Jimmy Hitchcock Football Robbery with a dangerous weapon, Assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, Inflicting serious injury
Errol Hood Football Larceny
Jason Horton Football Possession of Cocaine with intent to deliver
Terry Hunter Football Possession of marijuana, Revoked License
Leon Johnson Football Not Leaving Scene of a Fight, Interfering with Police Investigation
Kitwana Jones Football Assault
Aaron Leak Football Larceny, Possession of Stolen Property
Bryant Malloye Football Assaulting a female
Mike Mason Football Resisting Arrest, Fake Drivers License, Resisting Arrest again
Kivuusama Mays Football Assault
Ricco McCain Football Assault inflicting serious injury
Willie McNeil Football Possession of Marijuana, Trespassing
Stephon McQueen Football Assault
Brian Norwood Football First Degree Rape, Sex Offense of a Child, Crime Against Nature
Mark Paschal Football Assault, Resisting Arrest
Julius Peppers Football Assault
Xavier Rainey Football Driving with a revoked license
Dexter Reid Football Possession of Marijuana, Concealed Weapon, Felony Weapons Charges
Gerald Sensabaugh Football Carrying a loaded weapon
Fred Sparkman Football Possession of Marijuana
Lawrence Taylor Football Possession of Crack Cocaine, Failure to pay Child Support, Multiple Drug Charges
Isaiah “Puff” Thomas Football Possession of Marijuana
Donnie Thompson Football Obtaining property by false pretenses
Dante Thorogood Football Possession of Marijuana
Garrett White Football Assault
Robert Williams Football Assault, Felony Sex Offense
Greg Williams Football Assault
Chris Woods Football Assault on a law officer, Resisting arrest
David Wooldridge Football Larceny
Wallace Wright Football Assault, Communicating threats
Anson Dorrance Soccer coach Sexual Harassment

*****Again, we thank our Triangle correspondent Bruce Mitchell for sending us this extensive list from the Duke Basketball Report.*****