UNC Reviewing Possible Post Of Peppers' Transcript

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

North Carolina is investigating how what appears to be a transcript for former football star Julius Peppers surfaced on the university's website.

In a statement Monday, the school said it has removed the link and that it couldn't discuss confidential student information covered by federal privacy laws. The school didn't confirm the authenticity of the partial grade summary, which lists Peppers' name at the top.

"Student academic records should never be accessible to the public, and the university is investigating reports of what appears to be a former student transcript on the university's website," the school said.

The link, which surfaced late Sunday, showed Peppers received some of his highest grades in classes in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies (AFAM). A school investigation has since found fraud and poor oversight in 54 AFAM classes between summer 2007 and summer 2011, with football players making up more than a third of the enrollments and student-athletes making up 58 percent of the overall enrollments in those suspect classes.

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