Chapel Hill, NC -- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill completed its records release Monday, fully complying with an N.C. Supreme Court order and settlement agreement with media outlets.
The release comes after a lawsuit about public records and the NCAA's investigation of the school's football program.
Included in the release was the University's Sept. 2011 response to the NCAA's notice of allegations, along with 80 exhibits and reinstatement requests to the NCAA (see attachments below).
UNC-Chapel Hill also provided student-athlete interview transcripts to attorneys that were used as exhibits to the school's response to the notice of allegations.
The involved media outlets have agreed not to post the transcripts as part of the settlement agreement. They can still report from the records. The outlets also agreed not to help any third parties gain access to the transcripts.
Also part of the settlement, the University will pay $45,000 to help the media outlets with attorney fees.
UNC-Chapel and the media outlets have agreed not to appeal.
Chancellor Thorp said the school did the right thing by not releasing all of the records requested by media outlets.
"We understand the public's interest in this case," said Thorp in a Monday news release. "But from the very beginning, the University's position has been based on the principle that we have a responsibility to protect the privacy rights of all students, not just student-athletes. That position has nothing to do with the content of the documents associated with the NCAA investigation."
September 2011 Response To NCAA Notice of Allegations
Exhibits 1 to 40
Exhibits 41 to 64
Exhibits 66 to 80
Reinstatement Requests to NCAA