CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A group of football players on the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill are reportedly under investigation for an alleged “hazing incident” earlier this month.
WTVD is reporting that Head Coach Larry Fedora confirmed that Jackson Boyer is still practicing despite reports other teammates hurt the wide receiver during what university officials called an incident.
Fedora declined to speak about a Yahoo Sports report that specifically describes the incident as a group assault hazing that took place in Boyer’s room at the Aloft hotel in Chapel Hill during a training camp the first week of this month.
The report claims Boyer, who is a freshman, allegedly suffered a concussion.
UNC Athletics officials released a statement saying: “We are aware of an incident involving members of the UNC football team that took place earlier this month. We take this allegation seriously and the university is conducting a thorough review.”
The incident comes as the NCAA reopens its investigation into academic irregularities involving the team. It is adding new pressure for the 23rd ranked Heels, who are opening their season this weekend against Liberty in the top 25 for the first time since 2010.