In the late 1970s students were caught scalping ACC tournament tickets. Blas Arroyo discusses a Student Government measure to develop an anti-scalping policy that conformed to state law. Interview on September 20, 2012. (1:39)


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The problem that we had and where that particular issue came from is 00:00:00.000 - 00:00:05.301
that we had students arrested for scalping. The state decided to operate a sting 00:00:05.301 - 00:00:12.872
around ACC tournament tickets and it had not happened-. Well, if it had happened 00:00:12.872 - 00:00:21.064
before it hadn't happened in recent history. So there had been a practice 00:00:21.064 - 00:00:24.743
that had developed among students of selling tickets to other-. I think even 00:00:24.743 - 00:00:30.719
if you just sold to another student it violated the state law. I don't know 00:00:30.719 - 00:00:36.510
that the average student-and I, being from Florida, I know before this came up 00:00:36.510 - 00:00:41.502
I didn't even know there was an anti-scalping statute in North Carolina. 00:00:41.502 - 00:00:46.834
So we had students that got in trouble by virtue of having run afoul of the state law, 00:00:46.834 - 00:00:54.328
so really that policy was entirely motivated by desire from an educational standpoint that everybody knew that we had a policy then that fit with the state, 00:00:54.328 - 00:01:06.912
but then it would get publicized and then hopefully we would not have-. 00:01:06.912 - 00:01:11.939
And I knew one of the guys well [Laughs] that got caught in this thing, 00:01:11.939 - 00:01:16.177
It's a criminal violation, an attorney has to get involved, 00:01:16.177 - 00:01:24.984
and it was a mess for them, and it was something that I think 00:01:24.984 - 00:01:29.314
by most accounts was a totally innocent thing. 00:01:29.314 - 00:01:32.174

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