Euwell to play for rest of 2010

Linwan Euwell has been cleared to play

football at North Carolina for the

rest of the season, but Kendric Burney has encountered a problem

that could keep him out past his

NCAA suspension point.

Euwell is a reserve junior defensive end and sat out North

Carolina’s first five games while his eligibility status was

determined by the

NCAA and school officials. He made

his season’s debut in last night’s game at Virginia.

He is the seventh North Carolina player cleared to play this

season after investigations into the program by the

NCAA for possible illegal contact

with an agent and a school investigation into academic


Burney, a starting senior cornerback, was scheduled to have his

six-game suspension end after the Virginia game. Dick Baddour, the

athletics director at UNC, said yesterday that Burney still has an

unresolved issue relating to the two investigations that could keep

him off the playing field indefinitely.

“I don’t know that I would term it a setback,” Baddour said

yesterday. “There have been multiple issues (with Burney). We’ve

been working on them for some time. We had hoped that all of those

issues would be resolved by this time, but that hasn’t happened,


Junior safety Brian Gupton will miss the rest of the season

because he is ineligible, Baddour said. Gupton hasn’t played all