University of North Carolina football student-athletes Devon Ramsay and Michael McAdoo have been ruled permanently ineligible by the NCAA.
North Carolina will appeal the decision to the Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement, an independent panel comprised of representatives from NCAA member colleges, universities and athletic conferences.
This committee can reduce or remove the condition. The student-athletes remain ineligible until the conclusion of the appeals process.
"While we respect the decision, the facts of the cases simply do not support permanent ineligibility," says Dick Baddour, North Carolina Director of Athletics.
"We will aggressively appeal and are hopeful the reinstatement committee will reach the same conclusion."
A junior from Red Bank, N.J., Ramsay played in the first four games of the 2010 season and had two catches for 15 yards, including a touchdown vs. LSU.
He was withheld from competition beginning with the Clemson game on Oct. 9 and has not returned.
The NCAA enforcement staff will not require UNC to forfeit the two games in which Ramsay played this year.
A junior defensive end from Antioch, Tenn., McAdoo has not played this season.