Correction: Hakeem Nicks, UNC not disassociated

Charles Robinson
NFL columnist

Yahoo! Sports initially stated in its March 12 report on the North Carolina football program that former Tar Heel wide receiver Hakeem Nicks had been disassociated by the university as part of NCAA sanctions released on Monday. The initial report was incorrect.

While Nicks was found by UNC to have provided $3,300 in improper benefits to North Carolina players, he has not been disassociated from the program. Letters of disassociation were sent to the following individuals: former player Chris Hawkins, tutor Jennifer Wiley and jeweler A.J. Machado.

Yahoo! Sports apologizes for the error.