Michael McAdoo

Michael McAdoo (UNC Athletics)

In a ruling made public Tuesday, the North Carolina Court of Appeals declined to reinstate a lawsuit filed by former UNC football player Michael McAdoo against the university and the NCAA.

Click here to read the ruling.

In its ruling, the court said McAdoo had "no justifiable claims."

McAdoo sued after he was ruled ineligible by the NCAA for the 2010 season after investigators said he got improper benefits from a tutor on various assignments. It was also revealed that a paper written for a class was mostly plagiarized. His suit was dismissed by a judge who said when he signed an NFL contract, it made his college career moot.

McAdoo was one of seven players who sat out the 2010 season as the NCAA looked into allegations of improper benefits and academic misconduct within the UNC football program. The probe led to the firing of head coach Butch Davis and the early departure of Dick Baddour as athletic director.

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