Posted July 15, 2013 on AP on Fox
North Carolina athletic officials have ordered a company that makes designer mouth guards to stop using a Tar Heels basketball player to promote its brand. The university has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Iceberg Guards about rising senior guard Leslie McDonald, who until recently had been listed on the company's website as a user of its products. It's the second off-court issue involving a UNC player the school has faced this offseason, following leading scorer P.J. Hairston's June arrest on a misdemeanor drug charge while driving a rental vehicle. That vehicle was linked to a man with a criminal history - who also has a business connection to one of the founders of Iceberg Holdings LLC. NCAA rules generally prohibit athletes from endorsing or promoting a company or product. ''We sent a cease-and-desist letter to Iceberg regarding Leslie McDonald,'' said Steve Kirschner, UNC's senior associate athletic director for communications. ''T...
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