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NCAA board ‘troubled’ by UNC coach Mack Brown’s criticism over Tez Walker’s eligibility ruling

The NCAA Division I Board responded to the backlash it has recently received over its decision to deny some transfer waivers for student-athletes, particularly North Carolina Tar Heels wide receiver Devontez “Tez” Walker’s waiver, making him ineligible for the entire 2023 college football season. 

North Carolina football coach Mack Brown last week voice his displeasure about the NCAA’s decision, saying, “I don’t know if I’ve ever been more disappointed in a person, group of people or institution than I am with the NCAA right now.”

On Tuesday, the NCAA’s board of directors released a statement saying that some of the decision makers involved in regulatory rulings have received threats. The committee members who the NCAA said have faced threats are “coordinating with law enforcement.” The NCAA did not provide any other details as it relates to the possible threats.

The NCAA’s board said it was “troubled” by Brown’s comments.

“Those comments directly contradict what we and our fellow Division I members and coaches called for vociferously — including UNC’s own football coach,” the board said.

Chantz Martin is a sports writer for Fox News Digital.

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