Former Chapel Hill Tutor Indicted in Sports Agent Investigation


Former Chapel Hill Tutor Indicted in Sports Agent Investigation

by Anthony Caruso on October 7, 2013

A former UNC-Chapel Hill tutor who worked closely with Tar Heels football players has been indicted on charges of violating North Carolina's sports agent laws.

Jennifer Wiley Thompson was indicted on four counts of providing financial benefits to former UNC football player Greg Little in an effort to help sports agent Terry Watson sign the player.

According to sources, Thompson provided Little with two $579 round-trip plane tickets to Florida in an effort to persuade him to enter a contract with Watson Sports Agency in Georgia. She is also accused of delivering cash payments of $2,000 and $150 to the player. The sports law violation carries a maximum of 15 months in prison, and the possibility of civil penalties up to $25,000. The indictment is expected to be the first of many, as the state has been investigating the school for potential sports agent violations since 2010. District Attorney Jim Woodall reinforced the state's zero-tolerance policy and affirmed that its investigation will continue.

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