Former UNC tutor charged in football scandal

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HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. — A former UNC tutor appeared in an Orange County courtroom Thursday on charges she worked to encourage a student athlete to sign with a professional sports agent, according to WTVD-TV.

Jennifer Lauren Thompson was charged with athlete agent inducement. He bail was set at $15,000.

An indictment unsealed Thursday alleges Thompson provided former UNC football player Greg Little with roundtrip plane ticket to Florida in the amount of $579.50.

The North Carolina Secretary of State’s office has been looking into whether sports agents broke the law by giving gifts to players.

North Carolina law requires agents to register with the Secretary of State’s office and prohibits offering gifts to entice athletes to sign representation contracts.

Read more: WTVD-TV

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