Posted: 5:18 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013
Looks like the UNC football scandal(s) (take your choice here) has taken a new and potentially very serious turn as N.C. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall has unsealed a search warrant from which we learn that former UNC star Greg Little alleges he got paid by Georgia-based agent Terry Watson. Furthermore, he implicates former UNC tutor Jennifer Wiley, saying that Watson sent funds to Wiley who then passed them on to Little.
Little also says that Wiley helped him in his agent search, setting up meetings for him in her home, including one with Watson.
Attorney Joseph Cheshire, one of the key attorneys in the Duke lacrosse trial you may remember and one of the better lawyers in the state, says he’s not aware of any investigation into Wiley.
But if what Little says is borne out, then here are the next questions to ask: as a humble tutor, as (we think, we could be wrong) a very recent graduate in 2010, how did she manage to pull agents in for meetings? Obviously talented players will get meetings with agents, but why Wiley? Why a young woman who was educated to become a teacher, rather than, say, a financial adviser?
We would remind you also of Cheshire’s comments this past spring, when he said he took her case pro bono because “[s]he had horrible lies written about her…” and because he was disgusted by “…the extent people would go to destroy her life for their own sales, amusement, or simple irrational hatred for one university.”
Still, there’s one key detail missing in all of this, in both the new story and in Cheshire’s earlier comments, and that’s this:
Wiley was also directly employed by former coach Butch Davis to tutor his son, Drew.
Now the question which should be asked is this, and for the record, we’d prefer a negative answer be established: did Davis have anything to do with the confluence of Wiley, cash and agents?