This six-second clip, courtesy of Stephen Schramm of the Fayetteville Observer, shows pictures of some of North Carolina’s memorable players from the Tar Heels’ 2005 and 2009 national championship teams such as Marvin Williams, Jackie Manuel, Danny Green and Bobby Frasor. The one picture that no longer hangs on the wall: Rashad McCants.
And yeah, the missing photo in media room was of McCants. Apparently there will be a new one up very soon….
— Stephen Schramm (@stephenschramm) October 25, 2014
McCants was the team’s second leading scorer during the 2004-2005 title-winning season. He declared for the NBA Draft following the season, playing four seasons. In June, he claimed he was steered into bogus, “paper classes” in order to remain eligible during that season.
Earlier this week, a 136-page report from Kenneth Wainstein, a former member of the U.S. Justice Department, revealed academic fraud within the university spanning from 1993-2011. Roughly 3,100 students, 47 percent of whom were student-athletes, took part in those “paper classes”.
McCants appeared on Outside the Lines several times during the summer, as well as several appearances on SiriusXM Radio. However, the former Tar Heel turned whistleblower has gone from outspoken to completely silent for close to four months after he claimed he was going to receive a combined $310 million from the University of North Carolina and the NCAA.
[h/t Sporting News]