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Paige-Moss Suspended For Bowl; UNC Loses Two Recruits

And ABCers would have you believe UNC is turning into The U North. Via Winston-Salem Journal:

Donte Paige-Moss, a reserve defensive lineman for North Carolina, has been suspended by Coach Butch Davis for an incident after a game at N.C. State and will not play in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Paige-Moss, a freshman end from Jacksonville, got into a skirmish with an N.C. State player after the game, which N.C. State won 28-27 on Nov. 28 in Raleigh.

"He made a very, very unwise action, just pushing a guy away who was taunting him in his face," Davis said. "We had a private conversation and talked about it.

"As I told him, it's something that you've got to have composure. It's frustrating and it's disappointing to lose a ballgame, but you can't lose your cool and you can't lose your composure."

There were many "unwise actions" in that game, so many I lost count. Apparently NCSU fans were up in arms over some things Greg Little did and did not care for comments Marvin Austin made after the game. According to the account Davis gives, Paige-Moss was provoked by an NCSU player taunting him. The local media should call up Tom O'Brien and ask if that player will also be suspended for their bowl game. Oh wait--never mind. Where Paige-Moss is concerned, this might be about more than just one incident after the game. Remember, Paige-Moss was also charged with simple assault before the season started. This could be considered his 2nd offense in Davis' eyes so he ramped up the penalties to make a point.

On the recruiting front, UNC had two Hargrave recruits barred from admission and therefore will not be a part of the 2010 recruiting class. Offensive linema Johnnie Farms was expelled from Hargrave for a violation of school rules. As a result he will not be admitted to UNC. Given UNC's issues on the offensive line, losing a highly rated lineman like Farms hurts but if he showed himself to be a problem in prep school than the choice is fairly easy. Running back Jerrell Rhodes was also denied admission at UNC dues to "conduct violations" at Hargrave. Rhodes was ranked #89 at his position and a three star recruit.