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Because of what amounted to a loophole in the NCAA rulebook, North Carolina’s men’s basketball program was never formally punished for what some experts called one of the worst academic scandals in history. It outrages outsiders to this day. But that doesn’t mean, and it never meant, the Tar Heels didn’t pay a price.
Florida state prosecutors filed notice last week of their intent to seek the death penalty in the double murder case against rap artist YNW Melly.
Melly, 19, whose real name is Jamell Demons, along with Cortlen Henry, 20, were indicted by a grand jury on first-degree murder charges in the October shooting deaths of two friends in Miramar, Florida.
By state law,