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UNC Investigating Alleged Hazing Incident with Football Team Per Yahoo Report

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North Carolina is investigating an alleged hazing incident involving a freshman walk-on receiver from earlier this month. Yahoo’s Pat Forde and Eric Adelson write that the alleged incident “escalated” into a “group assault.” North Carolina officials are aware of the incident, however no one from the program, including coach Larry Fedora, were available for comment.

The crux of the report from Yahoo!:

During the first week of August, redshirt freshman walk-on wide receiver Jackson Boyer was involved in an alleged physical altercation with multiple teammates in his room at the A-Loft hotel in Chapel Hill where the team was staying during fall camp, sources told Yahoo Sports. The incident allegedly left Boyer with a concussion, sources said.

When reached for comment last week by Yahoo Sports, Rob Boyer acknowledged that an incident occurred with his son but said, “I’m really not ready to comment on it.”

North Carolina opens the 2014 season Saturday against Liberty.

The university is also dealing with long-standing allegations of academic fraud linked to its men’s basketball team.

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