CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina says the NCAA has made another visit to campus.
Team spokesman Kevin Best confirms investigators returned this week as part of the ongoing investigation into the football program.
ESPN.com, citing anonymous sources, is reporting the NCAA talked to defensive end Quinton Coples about his attendance at a post-NFL draft party earlier this month in Washington also attended by ex-teammates Marvin Austin and Robert Quinn.
Photos of Coples, Austin and Quinn surfaced online. According to the report, the NCAA wants to know how Coples paid for his trip and whether he accepted food or drink.
Coples is considered a top NFL prospect. Austin was kicked off the team and the NCAA ruled Quinn permanently ineligible during its probe into improper benefits and academic misconduct.