UNC: $67K In Legal Fees For NCAA Probe In 3 Months

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

North Carolina racked up nearly $67,000 in legal fees and expenses for three months in 2010 during an NCAA investigation into the football program.

The school hired the firm Bond, Schoeneck & King in Overland Park, Kan., as an outside consultant during the probe into improper benefits and academic misconduct. According to documents released by the university Wednesday, the firm charged the school $8,762.85 in July 2010, $48,559.05 the next month and $9,556.86 that September.

The total came to $66,877.76, which included expenses for airfare, hotels, rental cars and meals, among other costs.

The school released 208 pages of documents in response to a public-records lawsuit filed by several media outlets, including The Associated Press. The release included copies of letters the school sent to the NCAA requesting reinstatement for players involved, though names were redacted.

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