Central figure in latest UNC issue is… Butch Davis' nanny?

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Oh boy.  If you root for the North Carolina Tar Heels, it’s not looking good for the home team right about now.

Earlier today, news broke that UNC had self-reported violations relating to academic irregularities uncovered during the school’s own probe into allegations of agent impropriety involving several of their players.  Specifically, it was reported that the academic issues stemmed from a tutor utilized by several members of the football program.

And, according to the latest report, this situation has taken a downright bizarre turn.

ESPN.com‘s Joe Schad reports this evening that the tutor in question is none other than head coach Butch Davis‘ nanny.  Rumors are flying around the world of college football that the nanny, among other things, wrote school papers for members of the Tar Heels and that upwards of seven members of  UNC’s starting defense have been tutored by this Davis employee.

Schad reports that Marvin Austin, Bruce Carter and Robert Quinn are part of the academic portion of what’s now become an expanded investigation. Austin, of course, is one of the central figures in the agent probe as well.

UNC is scheduled to hold a press conference at 7:30 ET Thursday evening to address the status of the investigation.  Davis, along with the school’s chancellor and athletic director, will field questions from the media.

Needless to say, given this latest development, there will be more than a few eager, inquiring minds littered throughout the audience.