Last week it was reported that a dozen North Carolina football players rang up $13,185 in parking tickets between March 2007 and August 2010. The story gets juicier as it is now being reported that many of the license plate numbers for the cars involved are linked to a car dealer currently serving time in a federal prison for money laundering. Former receiver Greg Little was the biggest culprit, with 16 parking violations under three separate license plates, all from the same vehicle.
An overabundance of parking tickets is one thing. Doing business with a convicted money launderer and swapping license plates raises a whole new set of questions. Remember the Ohio State situation started out with a couple of free tattoos. This has an eerily similar feel.