North Carolina is investigating an incident among football players that occurred during training camp this month, the school confirmed to ESPN.com.
Yahoo! Sports reported Tuesday, citing sources, that walk-on wide receiver Jackson Boyer, a redshirt freshman, allegedly suffered a concussion during the first week of August after being involved in a physical altercation with teammates in his room at the A-Loft hotel, where the Tar Heels were staying during fall camp.
"We are aware of an incident involving members of the UNC football team that took place earlier this month," Kevin Best, the school's assistant athletic director for communications, said in a statement. "We take this allegation seriously and the University is conducting a thorough review."
Best told The Associated Press that Boyer has been practicing with the team.
No. 23 North Carolina opens its season Saturday against Football Championship Subdivision school Liberty. It marks the first time UNC has opened the season ranked in the top 25 since 2010.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.