HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. —
“I think there’s going to be some states that want to stay as far away from this as possible,” said Ridpath, now an associate professor of sports administration at Ohio University. “There’s some states that don’t even have the law. But this might give some others the push they need. It’ll be interesting to see.”
The North Carolina Secretary of State’s office launched its probe in summer 2010 after the NCAA began an investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct within the UNC football program. Woodall is handling the criminal case since the university is in his jurisdiction.