UNC reviewing possible post of Peppers' transcript

UNC reviewing possible post of Peppers' transcript

Published Aug. 13, 2012 1:40 p.m. ET

North Carolina says it is investigating how what appears to be a transcript for former football star Julius Peppers surfaced on the university's website.

In a statement, the school says it has removed the link and that it wouldn't discuss confidential student information covered by federal privacy laws. The school didn't confirm the authenticity of the transcript, which lists Peppers' name at the top.

The link, which surfaced late Sunday, showed Peppers received some of his highest grades in classes in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies (AFAM). A school investigation has since found fraud and poor oversight in 54 AFAM classes between summer 2007 and summer 2011.

Peppers, who also played men's basketball, was the No. 2 pick of the Carolina Panthers in the 2002 NFL Draft.