Report: Agent gave former Tar Heels cash

Investigators in North Carolina say a Georgia-based sports agent violated sports agent laws by sending cash payments to former Tar Heels football players, according to the Associated Press.

Specifically, Terry Watson of the Watson Sports Agency sent $2,000 cash in 2010 to Marvin Austin, who was dismissed from the team that year for receiving improper benefits.

Those poor decisions in 2010 continued to haunt the program in 2012. Austin, a defensive tackle, was drafted by the New York Giants in 2011 in the second round of the NFL draft. North Carolina and Larry Fedora, meanwhile, paid a price by serving a postseason ban last year.