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UNC swimmers busted at party, suspended from team

Posted September 24, 2009

Five members of the swim team at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill are suspended from competition after they were among those cited at a weekend party, the university said Thursday.

Police responded to a noise complaint at 703 N. Columbia St., home of senior team captain Hank Browning. When they realized that the party guests were UNC athletes, they called Student-Athlete Services.

“If it’s a UNC student-athlete, we have agreed to make the athletic department aware of it,” Officer Mitch McKinney told the Daily Tar Heel.

Browning was charged with providing alcohol to a minor. His teammates, senior Alison P. Klemens, 20, and junior Rebecca Kane, 20, were both cited for underage possession of alcohol, according to police.

All three are suspended through Oct. 31. They will miss the first six meets of the season, according to Dave Lohse in the university athletics department.

Swimmer Michelle Mudge, 18, was charged with using a fake ID. She is red-shirting this season and will serve out her suspension next year, Lohse said.

A fifth swimmer, Tyler Dustin Smith, 21, was arrested early Sunday on charges of disorderly conduct, police said. He was suspended from the team indefinitely.

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  • shortcake53 Sep 25, 2009

    Wonder if they were good friends with the UNC debutant caught selling drugs?

  • Professor Sep 25, 2009

    PARENTS NEEDS TO BE THE PARENT FOR A CHANGE AND NOT THE FRIEND!

  • Professor Sep 25, 2009

    DON'T FORGET THE ILLEGAL DRUGS THAT AT THESE PARTIES.

  • Professor Sep 25, 2009

    I wonder what pary is happening tonight. Its Friday, so who will in the UNC be throwing the biggest party. Attend parents and then you will know if your precious child is guilty or not. Smell their breath if you get the chance. lol

  • Professor Sep 25, 2009

    I'm stunned that college students are drinking at such tender ages.

    Obviously you have never attended college or visit. You are so sheltered in your life. Wake up!! This is nothing new.

  • Professor Sep 25, 2009

    I'm stunned that college students are drinking at such tender ages. They must have picked up the habit back in junior high school like most seem to do.
    OldRebel

    MERCY NO! THESE PRECIOUS KIDS ARE USED TO GOING TO MOMMY AND DADDY'S BAR IN THE DEN AND THERE THEY CAN HAVE ALL THE LIQUOR THEY WANT. THE PARENTS THINK ITS CUTE, UNTIL THE PUBLIC FINDS OUT. ITS SAD BUT TRUE. THE BAR IS NEVER LOCK, NEITHER.

  • oldrebel Sep 25, 2009

    I'm stunned that college students are drinking at such tender ages. They must have picked up the habit back in junior high school like most seem to do.

  • Professor Sep 25, 2009

    Wonder how the parents are dealing with their precious child? After all they thought they were swimming and tring to get a decent education. Now they know. lol lol

  • Professor Sep 25, 2009

    THANKS: :)

  • Professor Sep 25, 2009

    Well I guess that put a damper on things. Wake up parents!!

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