The bill is in for the paint damage done by UNC players following the 45-20 trouncing of Duke last November.
It was over $27,000.
Via the Durham Herald-Sun
The breakdown of the damages, laid out in a Nov. 25, 2014 letter from Duke senior associate athletics director Gerald Harrison to Cunningham, detailed the following:
Wallace Wade Stadium Field Wall- three (3) damaged panels with letters spray painted on
• Brooks Practice Field - spray painted line from 30 yard line to 50 yard line.
• Brooks Football Building Carpeting - 60 carpet tiles spray painted. Carpet tiles were not
able to be cleaned, requiring full carpeting replacement throughout facility.
• Brooks Football Building Walls/Lockers - UNC letters spray painted in four (4) locations
throughout facility and in several lockers.
Costs broke down as:
• Wallace Wade Stadium Field Wall and Brooks Locker Room painting - $4,470.00
• Brooks Practice Field spray paint removal - $672.00
• Brooks Football Building Carpeting - $22,028.44
• Total: 27,170,44
In a letter to Duke athletics director Kevin White dated Feb. 3, Cunningham again apologized for the actions of UNC’s players last November.
That must be some really nice carpet.
UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham and UNC head football coach Larry Fedora split the bill between them and each cut a personal check to cover the repair costs. As for the players involved, the Herald-Sun notes that those individuals were "docked" meal money and later performed community service which involved eight hours of yard work in a local neighborhood.
Exit question via Bryan Ives on Twitter:
Wait, this spray-paint thing is still a story? Folks put in public records requests regarding it? How bored are we?— Bryan Ives (@awaytoworthy) February 13, 2015