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Cal investigating claims that players committed NCAA violations by selling shoes

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Late-Friday news bombshell.

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Guess whose foot this is. (This player is not necessarily tied to the violations! Just the best image that came up and was relevant.)
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Earlier this week, news broke that 13 North Carolina Tar Heels would be suspended for violating NCAA rules by reselling school-issued apparel.

According to the shoe-peddling retailers, they received shoes from other schools—including the Michigan Wolverines, the Marquette Golden Eagles, and the California Golden Bears.

A source told ESPN that the retailer told UNC it had bought shoes from other schools, including Michigan, Marquette and California. Officials from all three schools acknowledged, through athletic department spokesmen, that they were contacted by North Carolina and are in the process of investigating the claims.

There aren’t many details yet, but we’ll keep you updated as news breaks.

Cal Athletics issued this statement to CGB this morning:

“North Carolina contacted us last Friday afternoon (Aug. 3) to inform us of the allegation. Our compliance office is conducting a review of the claim and, based on what it finds, will determine whether a report needs to be provided to the NCAA. As an athletic department, we expect coaches, staff and student-athletes to comply with all NCAA rules and regulations.”