South Carolina Up Next?

South Carolina Up Next?

by Darren A. Heitner [1]

On Friday, I touched on the serious investigation taking place at the University of North Carolina, where many players have already been interviewed by the NCAA, including Defensive Tackle Marvin Austin.  One item under investigation is travel expenses.  That same item might be a topic of discussion at nearby University of South Carolina.

It is readily known that Marvin Austin has become good friends with South Carolina’s Tight End, Weslye Saunders.  Many people believe that where Austin goes for representation will be the same place that Saunders signs, or vice versa.  Austin’s recent tweets about a trip to South Beach might have tipped of the NCAA that something might be going on regarding the payment for his travel expenses.  Apparently, Saunders was a member of that trip to South Beach.

The NCAA asked UNC projected draft picks to hand over phone records for their investigation.  I am hearing that the NCAA likewise asked Saunders for his phone records during a meeting with the NCAA that supposedly took place this past Thursday.

It should be expected that others at the University of South Carolina will be questioned regarding their expenses and/or possessions.



[1] Mr. Heitner is the Founder/CEO of Dynasty Athlete Representation, a sports agency based in the Florida. He is also the Founder/Chief Editor of and Mr. Heitner has been interviewed on numerous occasions by sports radio and television shows including CNN, and has written for sports publications such as He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida.