A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former North Carolina football player against the school and NCAA after he was found permanently ineligible for academic misconduct.
Michael McAdoo sought damages from UNC and the NCAA, alleging ''gross negligence'' in the ruling that his attorneys argued was based on inaccurate information. But Durham County Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson sided with attorneys representing the school and NCAA arguing for the dismissal during a 2 1/2-hour hearing Monday.
In July, Hudson denied McAdoo's request to be reinstated to the team for the fall semester.
McAdoo was one of seven players forced to sit all last year amid the NCAA investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct within the program.
McAdoo's attorney Noah Huffstetler says it's unclear whether McAdoo will appeal.