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N. Carolina chancellor commits violation

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina chancellor Holden Thorp says he regrets breaking NCAA rules by discussing a scholarship offer from fired football coach Butch Davis to Davis' son.

Thorp told The News & Observer of Raleigh and The Charlotte Observer on Thursday he was disappointed that the coach offered Drew Davis a scholarship without consulting Thorp or athletic director Dick Baddour. Drew Davis is a senior quarterback at East Chapel Hill High School.

NCAA rules prohibit discussing recruits who haven't signed a letter of intent.

In a statement Friday, Thorp said the school reported the infraction to the Atlantic Coast Conference. The NCAA describes secondary violations as "isolated or inadvertent in nature."

Thorp fired Davis last week, citing cumulative damage to the university from an ongoing NCAA investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct.