Student-Athlete Advisor Settles Whistleblower Suit

Posted on Mar 03, 2015

An academics advisor for the University of North Carolina athletics department who claimed she was fired for raising questions about academic fraud in some classes taken by many athletes has settled her whistleblower suit.  Mary Willingham, the academics advisor, will receive a money payment but will not return to her job.  Willingham questioned the absence of real academic requirements in some courses in the university's African & Afro-American Studies department.  ESPN reports: UNC, Ex-Learning Specialist Settle.

The University of North Carolina still faces suits filed recently by two former student-athletes, Rashada McCants and Devon Ramsay, claiming that the university failed to allow them to obtain a real education, substituting academic fraud for real learning. There are several reports: Claiming Academic Fraud, Ex-Athletes Sue North Carolina and NCAA; Ex-North Carolina Athletes Sue UNC, NCAA Over Academic Scandal.

Lexington, Kentucky whistleblower lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees in whistleblower cases arisng in both the private and public sectors; contact him at 859-254-7076. 

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