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At UNC, Hatchell Allegations Begin To Emerge

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NCAA Basketball: NCAA Tournament-Second Round-Washington vs North Carolina
Mar 24, 2019; Columbus, OH, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels mascot Rameses before the game against the Washington Huskies in the second round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena.
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In Chapel Hill, some of the issues Sylvia Hatchell is being investigated for have emerged and one is accusations that she has made racist comments including, allegedly, a comment that her players would be “hanged from trees with nooses.”

She also allegedly had the team engage in a “war chant” to honor the Native American ancestry of an assistant coach and supposedly told her team she knew she couldn’t win with a bunch of “old mules.”

She is also accused of downplaying or casting doubt on injuries including a concussion and allegedly tried to pressure players to play with injuries.

Her attorney Wade Smith - you may remember him from the Duke lacrosse hoax - disputes the charges.

Parents of the players are involved and the situation for UNC is embarrassing so whatever happens, our guess is UNC won't let it linger for long.

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