Chris Hawkins, a former North Carolina cornerback, was arrested for violating the state’s sports agent law. He was in court on Tuesday after being charged and arrested on Monday.
Hawkins acted as an agent and had improper contact with amateur players.
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Hawkins, booted from the North Carolina football team as a player, was later banned from the team’s facilities and formally disassociated from the program after he was deemed a prospective agent by the NCAA during the investigation of memorabilia dealing by former Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green.
According to the Associated Press, Hawkins “faces two charges of trying to induce former Tar Heels defensive end Robert Quinn to sign a contract with him in 2010 — by giving Quinn $13,700 in cash, and by helping him sell game-used equipment for another $1,700.”
Hawkins is the sixth person to be charged with violating the state’s sports agent law as a result of contact with North Carolina athletes. North Carolina is currently one of 43 states with a sports agent law.
According to multiple reports, bond was initially set at $500,000, but was lowered to $300,000 during a hearing from the jail with Judge Beverly Scarlett.