Originally posted on Fox Sports Carolinas  |  Last updated 8/21/12
Former North Carolina standout football and basketball player Julius Peppers has donated 250,000 to the university's Light on the Hill Society Scholarship fund that supports African-American students, UNC announced in a release Monday. Peppers, who has been in the news recently because an old transcript of his academic standing at UNC surfaced on the Internet, causing further questions in the on-going academic mess at the school, donated 100,000 to the same fund several years ago. The Chicago Bears defensive end released a statement last Friday acknowledging the transcript was his. It revealed he had a 1.8 grade point average and failed several classes, including two in the controversial African-American Studies curriculum. Peppers also noted he wished he had been more focused academically when he was at UNC. The AFAM department has been under intense scrutiny because a disproportionate number of students in its classes have been athletes, including mostly football players. The...
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