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McAdoo appeals dismissed lawsuit against NCAA, UNC


Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- Former University of North Carolina football player Michael McAdoo wants to reinstate his lawsuit against the Chapel Hill school, its chancellor, and the NCAA.

The state Court of Appeals heard arguments Thursday on McAdoo's claims his NFL career was harmed when the Tar Heels kicked him off. His lawyer says the university reported McAdoo to the NCAA as getting improper help on term papers before the school's student-led Honor Court could decide the issue.

Attorney Noah Huffstetler says McAdoo was forced to leave for a minimum NFL contract with the Baltimore Ravens. Huffstetler says McAdoo should be compensated for what he could have earned if his rights weren't violated and he got to play college football again.

The university and the NCAA argue playing college sports is not a right.

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