North Carolina kicks Graves off team

North Carolina has dismissed fifth-year senior Will Graves from

the team.

Coach Roy Williams said Thursday that Graves didn’t comply with

team rules, though he says in a statement from the school that it

had nothing to do with ”any NCAA matters on campus.”

The NCAA is investigating the football program for improper

benefits and possible academic misconduct involving a tutor. The

school has said that tutor didn’t work with any men’s basketball

players.

Graves was the team’s third-leading scorer at about 10 points

per game and was the team’s top 3-point shooting threat. Two

seasons ago, Williams suspended Graves at midseason for not

complying with team standards, sidelining him during the run to the

2009 national championship.