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Hawkins has said he is a collector, not an agent. Last week, Baddour said Hawkins had been around the players and the program "periodically" over the years, but is no longer welcome around the football facility.
Baddour said the California trips were to visit a former North Carolina player who had befriended both Burney and Williams. Both players paid for their travel, but the NCAA ruled "there were expenses they are still responsible for, and that's what they're paying back."
Thirteen players sat out the opener against LSU, with only tailback Shaun Draughn being cleared from that group so far.
Baddour said the remaining cases are being evaluated individually and are at different stages of the process, though NCAA spokeswoman Stacey Osburn said the governing body has ruled on all reinstatement requests made by the school so far.
"We're as anxious as anybody to get resolution and we're pushing to resolution," Baddour said, "but they're all on a different kind of timetable."
Earlier Wednesday, an attorney for former assistant coach John Blake confirmed that Blake had met with the North Carolina Secretary of State's office in their probe of whether the state's sports agent laws were broken.
Wade Smith, one of Blake's attorneys, said Blake was interviewed in response to a subpoena, though he declined to say when or comment further.
Blake resigned earlier this month after his friendship with California-based agent Gary Wichard came into question amid the NCAA review. Investigators also subpoenaed Austin and interviewed him earlier this month.
A spokeswoman with the Secretary of State's office declined to comment, citing the office's ongoing probe.
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