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UNC Football Does Thousands in Damage to Duke Locker Rooms While 'Celebrating' Victory

The (Durham) Herald-Sun’s Steve Wiseman reports that UNC players caused thousands of dollars in damage after spray-painting of the Victory Bell in the aftermath of its football program's 45-20 victory over Duke on Thursday. Wiseman said after painting the bell, players tagged multiple pieces of property.

Bleacher Report's Dan Carson writes, "Duke employees reported finding light blue paint in the locker room and the letters "UNC" painted on a door near the facility's entrance.

"North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora personally called Duke head coach David Cutcliffe to apologize for his players' actions. UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham also phoned Duke AD Kevin White to make amends."

Cunningham and Fedora released the following statement:

We would like to apologize to the Duke Football program and Duke University for some inappropriate actions after last Thursday night's game in Durham. Our players took the celebrations too far when they were painting the bell, resulting in damage to some of the facilities at Duke. We take full responsibility for our players' actions and will be paying for all costs associated with the cleanup. We view this as a rivalry built on mutual respect and we expect our players to behave better in a way that is more befitting of the rivalry.

And, at least according to UNC, the case is closed.

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