'Blue Zone' donors retaliate

August 8, 2011 1:59:10 PM PDT
Boosters who contributed to the construction project at Kenan Stadium known as the "Blue Zone" are seeing red. They have retained attorneys to explore legal action against Chancellor Holden Thorp, citing misrepresentation, possible fraud and unfair trade practices by firing football coach Butch Davis a week before practice started.

"Based upon the chancellor"s public reassurances," said Don Brown, a Charlotte attorney and UNC alumnus. "Davis would remain as coach. Our clients and many others who relied on the chancellor's own words invested their hard-earned money into the Kenan Stadium expansion project."

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