Greg Little: Should Cleveland Browns Fans Be Concerned with Alleged Violations?

Brian MurtaughAnalyst IJune 27, 2011

BLACKSBURG, VA - OCTOBER 29:  Running back Greg Little #8 of the North Carolina Tar Heels runs with the ball against the Virginia Tech University Hokies during the game at Lane Stadium on October 29, 2009 in Blacksburg, Virginia.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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When Greg Little was drafted by Cleveland in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft, Browns fans rejoiced in the thought of a dynamic offensive weapon joining the team in 2011. Little has already been an important part of Cleveland's "Camp Colt" sessions and has seemed like the perfect teammate for an up-and-coming Browns team.

However, recent investigations into various NCAA institutions have raised some concerns over what type of person Little may be off the football field.

In a recent statement given by North Carolina University, Little was cited for 93 different parking violations during his time of enrollment at North Carolina. According to various sources (National Football Post, CBS Sports), Little was ticketed while driving five separate vehicles registered under nine different license plates.

In a time where the actions of NFL players are highlighted even more than usual, this does not spell good things for Little or the Browns organization. As of now, Little's parking violations pose no threat towards his playing for the Browns once the new labor agreement is finally reached.

However, the fact that Little was responsible for so many vehicles with various registered license plates has to raise some questions about his actions during his college years.

The Browns obviously did their homework on Little during the drafting process, as the team worked out the former Tar Heel on several occasions and scouted him vigorously at the NFL combine. With that in mind, fans should be relatively comfortable in assuming that Cleveland knew about Little's potential violations.

However, Little will likely be watched very closely until his production on the field forces the fans and the organization to forget about any possible character concerns.