Chapel Hill, NC, United States (4E Sports) – A search warrant revealed that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Greg Little admitted receiving a payoff of more than $20,000 in cash and benefits from a sports agent while playing for UNC-Chapel Hill.
Little last met with investigators in January to put the controversy behind him.
Terry Watson of the Watson Sports Agency was mentioned as one who made the payoff.
The warrant was made public on Thursday by the N.C. Secretary of State’s office.
“An agent with the Secretary of State’s office said Little told investigators that Terry Watson of the Watson Sports Agency provided him with a monthly cash allowance of $2,200 in addition to travel expenses and other payments,” the warrant reads.
The NCAA’s investigation into the Tar Heels’ program began in 2010, and it revealed that Little’s tutor, Jennifer Wiley, had played a role in academic-misconduct violations involving several UNC football players.
Little was declared permanently ineligible in October 2010 for receiving improper benefits.
The NCAA investigation also led to the firing of former football coach Butch Davis, the resignation of former Athletic Director Dick Baddour, a reduction of 15 scholarships over a three-year span, and a one-year postseason ban levied on the program that was served last season.
The 24-year-old Little exhibited a formidable running game with the Browns over the past two seasons.