Breaking News: North Carolina May Be Without 16 Players Against LSU

Todd KaufmannSenior Writer ISeptember 2, 2010

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 26:  Aaron Berry #17 of the Pittsburgh Panthers tackles Greg Little #8 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game on December 26, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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According to ESPN's Joe Schad via Twitter, North Carolina's football team may be without 16 of their players when they open the season against LSU this weekend.

Schad has been updating his Twitter on this story and has already reported that the team may be completely wiped out at running back and that defensive end Robert Quinn is also being investigated for illegal interaction with an agent.

The team apparently leaves for Atlanta at 9:30am on Friday morning, so there's no telling just how depleted the Tar Heels will be.