Former UNC basketball star Rashard McCants shook up Carolina and the collegiate sports world with his comments about making the Dean’s list despite not attending classes in school.
Now, the UNC athletic community is rushing to its defense via Twitter calling McCants crazy and disputing his claims of academic cheating.
That boy is certified bonkers.
— John Henson (@_John_Henson_) June 6, 2014
Rashad McCants is out of his mind.
— Wayne Ellington (@WayneElli22) June 6, 2014
Rasahd McCants Can Speak For Himself. Don’t Put Us (UNC) In Your Educational Struggles. — Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) June 6, 2014
Nothing was ever given to me, I earned it! #Fact
— Leslie McDonald (@Lezz_McDonald2) June 6, 2014
Shoot if there are “easy” classes or a way I can just “show up and play ball” let me know!! Bc I have yet to be introduced to such scam — Ryan Switzer (@Switz03) June 6, 2014
It’s sad how people will do anything for notoriety!
— Dexter Strickland (@DStrick01) June 6, 2014
Crazy that someone so disreputable would try to tarnish something so special. — John Henson (@_John_Henson_) June 6, 2014
— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) June 6, 2014
It’s important to note, that McCants is not the first person to talk about academic tampering at UNC. These comments from the Carolina community are not surprising, but that doesn’t make what McCants said untrue. He broke the code and turned his back on the university so they’re turning their backs on him. None the less, it took McCants some level of courage to speak out.
H/T: College Spun