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Former State Basketball Star Jailed

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — March 1, 1996 - 5:55 p.m. EST

A former NC State basketball star is behind bars in the nation's capital.

Charles "Hawkeye" Whitney is accused of holding a White House aide at gunpoint, and forcing him to withdraw cash from several ATM machines.

Whitney wore the number 43 for State in the late 1970's, before he became a first-round draft choice for the Kansas City Kings.

His basketball career was brought to an end by a knee injury and he dropped out of the sports world

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