Last week we told you about Rashad McCants' comments regarding student athletes at UNC and how his words led to a reopening of an NCAA investigation.
Among other things, McCants said athletes at the school often don’t do any class work at all and are told to enroll in faux classes where no work is given. He even said his name appeared on the honor roll once after a semester in which tutors did all of his work for him.
Well, McCants did an interview on Mary Parker’s Sirius XM show this week and claims that both UNC and the NCAA are going to shell out some big dollars to make things right with him. The following outlandish answer came in response to a question about whether he’d be willing to speak with UNC officials about his allegations. Decide for yourself whether you believe McCants will get the astronomical numbers he’s talking about here:
“The question is what are we talking about, honestly. I mean I have a check being written to me from the University of North Carolina for over $10 million due to the exploitation of me as a player and the lack of education that I received,” the Charlotte Observer records him saying. “The NCAA has a check for me for over $300 million to help me facilitate these sports education programs across the country. These are things that's in the works.”
Though the dollar amount McCants is claiming is bizarre, his academic corruption claims are reportedly very realistic. UNC learning specialist Mary Willingham says hundreds of people from other schools have contacted her with similar claims.
UNC officials have reached out to McCants and asked to meet with him to discuss his claims, but he is yet to respond.