Monday, October 4, 2010

Reports: Blake lobbied Dareus for Wichard

Citing anonymous sources, Yahoo! Sports and are reporting that former North Carolina associate head coach John Blake lobbied Alabama defensive lineman Marcell Dareus to sign with agent Gary Wichard.

"These allegations are new to me," Wade Smith, Blake's Raleigh-based lawyer, said this morning. "I have not had an opportunity to examine them, and it would be inappropriate for me to comment about them."

Blake's lawyers have admitted that Wichard has made payments of an undisclosed amount to Blake. Another Blake lawyer, William Beaver, has said the payments ended "if not over three years ago, right around three years ago."

Blake's lawyers have categorized the payments as loans and said Blake has told them he has not steered players to Wichard.

"If that happened, then we will be as upset as we can be," Smith said last week. "But we believe based on everything that we have learned ourselves that that is the truth."

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

Even UNC-CH lawyers are crooked. It's all a deflect and blame game now. WHO WILL TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS MESS???

Anonymous said...

UNC is the most corrupt NCAA school in the country. The athletics department is crooked and so is the administration. And with the cheating scandal, is the faculty also corrupt?