Peppers donates $250k to UNC for scholarships

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers has donated $250,000 to the University of North Carolina for scholarships.

The school said Monday that Peppers’ donation goes to a fund that supports African-American students.

The donation comes after Peppers’ transcript was posted on a school website. The transcript showed Peppers was barely academically eligible while he played football in Chapel Hill from 1999 to 2001.

Peppers last week confirmed the transcript was his but questioned why it was released. School officials have not confirmed it was his, but are investigating how the transcript was posted on the website.

Peppers had made a $100,000 donation to the same fund in 2009.

Peppers was an African and Afro-American Studies major who did not graduate, leaving school after the 2001 football season.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press

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