Report: UNC receiver Erik Highsmith plagiarized 11-year-olds
The University of North Carolina’s football team is currently playing under a one-year bowl ban imposed by the NCAA for rules violations committed under former coach Butch Davis.
To this point, the school and its athletic department have avoided further punishment for the academic fraud scandal that allegedly involved numerous football players taking classes in the African and Afro-American Studies Department.
But UNC is certainly not out of the woods just yet, and a News & Observer report indicates the need for a more extended investigation.
Senior wide receiver Erik Highsmith committed plagiarism on a blog for a communications class he took last spring, according to the report, and the source material he used just so happened to be a piece on chickens written on an education Web site… by four 11-year-olds.