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UNC releases documents as part of settlement

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CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) -- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has released documents outlining violations by football players for receiving improper benefits as part of a settlement to end a public-records fight over information from an NCAA investigation into the program.

The university also paid $45,000 in legal fees to media outlets, including The Associated Press, as part of the settlement and will release additional documents Nov. 5.

The university said it had provided everything it could without violating federal privacy laws. A judge ruled in August that academic-misconduct violations were protected, but that improper-benefits violations weren't covered.

Friday's release covers violations by players Robert Quinn, Charles Brown, Kendric Burney, Michael McAdoo and Deunta Williams from 2009 and 2010. The documents were reviewed by NCAA investigators before issuing sanctions in March.

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