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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A former North Carolina football player has filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA, seeking reinstatement after being declared permanently ineligible for academic misconduct.

Defensive end Michael McAdoo is also seeking unspecified damages from the school and the NCAA, which the lawsuit accuses of “gross negligence” in ruling him ineligible based on inaccurate information. McAdoo’s attorneys filed the lawsuit Friday in Durham County Superior Court.

McAdoo was one of seven players forced to sit out all of last season amid the NCAA’s investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct. The lawsuit seeks to compel chancellor Holden Thorp to reinstate McAdoo while also preventing the NCAA from interfering in the process. A hearing on that request is scheduled
for July 15.

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