Roy Williams Issues Interesting Statement About Rashad McCants Scandal





With word coming out on Friday morning that Rashad McCants had taken fake classes as a member of the North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team, people close to the university are firing back. Head coach Roy Williams is one of those people that is firing back at McCants’ controversial claims.

McCants came out and said that Williams and the rest of the coaching staff knew that he was taking fake classes, skipping class and having tutors write his term papers to help him remain eligible:

“I remained eligible to finish out and win the championship, his first championship, and everything was peaches and cream.”

While these seem like pretty incriminating statements from a former player that seems to have his ducks in a row, Williams is still denying anything and everything his former star says. Williams actually released a statement of his own, shooting down McCants’ words.

This rebuttal by Williams has some people scratching their heads. One of two things are happening right now: either Williams is lying to save face even though he is close to being caught or McCants did this without anyone knowing and is now throwing his former university under the bus.

One of these two guys are lying and time will tell just who it is.

Williams’ statement goes on a little bit further:

If Williams is lying, he is putting together a world-class act. If McCants is lying, then he’s just trashing his former university and former teammates for no reason.

Something’s got to give.

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    Based on past history, I would suggest that Coach Williams gets his resume together and start shopping for a job in the NBA or overseas. The athletes are usually telling the truth, and if McCants is to be believed, Williams will never coach D-I hoops again. I also suspect that, if these allegations are true, they extend back into the Dean Smith era. Usually, the violations are part of an established culture within the athletic department, but sometimes coaches bring cultures with them. These allegations could have negative ramifications for both UNC and Kansas. Now THAT is truly frightening. Don’t think that the administrators at KU aren’t sweating right now.