UNC Football: 13 players receive suspension for selling Jordan shoes

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 30: Chazz Surratt
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 30: Chazz Surratt /

The UNC Football had13 players receive suspensions of at least one game for the sale of Jordans provided by the school.

The UNC Football team announced on Monday, that the team had 13 players, including Chazz Surratt, receive suspensions of at least one game due to the sale of special edition Jordans provided by the school, according to Jonathan Alexander and Jonas Pope IV of the News & Observer.

The team had requested to have the suspensions staggered throughout the year due to the number of players receiving suspensions. The NCAA has approved this request.

The biggest impact by these suspensions is at the quarterback position with Surratt being suspended for the first four games of the season. The sophomore was the team’s leading passer last year however missed the final three games due to injury. He entered this season expected to compete with Nathan Elliott, who started the final three games.

In the final three games that Elliott started, he threw for over 200 yards and had eight touchdowns and only three interceptions. The Tar Heels also won two of their final three games with Elliott as the starting quarterback.

This certainly gives Elliott an edge in the camp battle since he will be able to start the first four games of the year. This includes away games at Cal and East Carolina with home games against University of Central Florida and Pittsburgh. If he plays well, Surratt may not get a chance to earn the starting job back.

Per Alexander and Pope, 15 players were caught selling the school-issued Jordans to a local store in Greensboro as well as in Raleigh, according to an email from UNC to NCAA. In that email, it notes some of the shoes were sold for up to $2,500 a pair.

In addition to Surratt, the other players suspended included:

"Offensive lineman Brian Anderson, defensive end Malik Carney, wide receiver Beau Corrales, defensive end Tomon Fox, defensive end Tyrone Hopper, offensive lineman Quiron Johnson, linebacker Malik Robinson, Surratt and offensive lineman Jordan Tucker will each sit out four games.Defensive backs Greg Ross and Tre Shaw will miss two games, and quarterback Jack Davidson and offensive lineman Jonah Melton will miss one."

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After these suspensions, the Tar Heels offense now belongs to Elliott and will be up to him to get this team off to a fast start.