Next arrest in UNC football scandal more than a week away - WNCT

Next arrest in UNC football scandal more than a week away

Posted: Updated:
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. -

Another indictment in the University of North Carolina football investigation will not be unsealed in Hillsborough Friday, Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall told WNCN Friday afternoon.

Woodall said another person was not expected to appear in court next week, but perhaps the week after that.

Indictments against Georgia sports agent Terry Watson were unsealed Wednesday, and he appeared at a Hillsborough courthouse. He is charged with trying to induce three former UNC football players to sign with him.

The indictments against Watson detailed the monies state officials say the players received. Watson, 39, is charged with 13 counts of providing cash or accommodations to three former Carolina stars and one charge of obstruction of justice. His next court date is Oct. 15.

Watson was the second person to make an appearance. Former tutor Jennifer Wiley Thompson appeared last week.

"I think as to this investigation, although there may be some things that have to be tied up as to the indictments that have already come down, I think in large part it's been concluded," said Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall. "Whether or not there are going to be more investigations or other people investigated, that's a question that only the Secretary of State's office can answer."

Watson was arrested Wednesday morning, released on a $50,000 secured bond and will have his first court appearance in the afternoon.

The indictment says Watson:

  • Tried to induce UNC football player Marvin Austin to enter into a contract with him;
  • Provided Austin with $2,000 on May 4, 2010;
  • Tried to induce UNC football player Greg Little to enter into a contract with him;
  • Provided Little with $5,000 on May 7, 2010;
  • Provided Little with $2,200 on May 1, 2010;
  • Provided Little with $2,200 on June 1, 2010;
  • Provided Little with $2,200 on July 1, 2010;
  • Provided Little with $2,200 on Aug. 1, 2010;
  • Provided Little with $2,200 on Sept. 1, 2010;
  • Provided Little with $2,200 on Oct. 1, 2010;
  • Provided Little with two airline tickets valued at $1,574 to travel between North Carolina and Florida on May 23, 2010;
  • Provided UNC football player Robert Quinn with two airline tickets between North Carolina and Florida worth $750 on May 27, 2010;
  • Provided Little with a hotel room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Surfcomber in Miami for May 28-30 valued at $683.24;
  • Provided Quinn with a hotel room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Surfcomber in Miami for May 28-30 valued at $675.74.

Watson's attorney, Russell Babb, said he has not yet had a chance to review the indictments.

"I'm going to study the indictments. We're going to study this statute. We look forward to the criminal discovery process so we can determine what's backing up these allegations and at an appropriate time in the future perhaps I'll be able to make a further comment," Babb said.

Thompson, who was Jennifer Wiley at UNC before getting married, is charged with trying to induce Tar Heel football player Greg Little into signing with Watson. She appeared at the Orange County Courthouse Thursday before a heavy media contingent.

She paid a $15,000 bond.

The charges against Watson and Thompson are part of North Carolina's Uniform Athletes Agents Act, designed to force agents to register with the Secretary of State's office and to punish sports agents who tamper with collegiate athletes in the state. Violations are a Class I felony.

RELATED ARTICLES

Justin Quesinberry

Justin is a reporter for WNCN and a North Carolina native. He has spent the better part of the last decade covering the news in central North Carolina.  More>>

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Owner of Raleigh 'Party Mansion' guilty of tax evasion

    Owner of Raleigh 'Party Mansion' guilty of tax evasion

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:07:04 GMT
    Claude Verbal II, who now lives in Miami, pleads guilty to a number of federal tax evasion charges.
    Claude Verbal II, who now lives in Miami, pleads guilty to a number of federal tax evasion charges.
  • Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:49:19 GMT
    Image from CNN/KHOU-TVImage from CNN/KHOU-TV
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
  • NC judge to rule against teacher tenure state law

    NC judge to rule against teacher tenure state law

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:18:26 GMT
    A Guilford County judge is backing two school districts fighting a North Carolina law that phases out job protections for public school teachers in favor of employment contracts.
    A Guilford County judge is backing two school districts fighting a North Carolina law that phases out job protections for public school teachers in favor of employment contracts.
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.