Unverified: The Untold Story Behind the UNC Scandal from Bradley Bethel on Vimeo.

After a college writing tutor’s colleagues are falsely accused in a university athletics scandal, he becomes determined to set the record straight. Along the way, he realizes he’s up against more than he anticipated.

“A riveting watch . . . a must-see.” – Art Chansky, WCHL and Chapelboro.com

“Shows a human side to those involved in the scandal.” – Doc Kennedy and Brian Barbour, Tar Heel Blog

“Pulls back the curtain on one small slice of America’s failures.” – Aaron Mandel, Clarion Content

Winner of “Best Documentary” at the University of North Georgia’s 2016 Skyline International Film Festival

Winner of the “Audience Award” at the 2016 Glass City Film Festival


There have been statements made, numerous articles written, and intense and widespread speculation about this case during the past five years. The temptation to use public speculation and other unverified information is a very real part of this case. – UNC Response to NCAA Amended Notice of Allegations, August 1, 2016

After five years of sensationalized media coverage, a more accurate narrative about UNC’s paper-class scandal is finally beginning to circulate.

No one denies that what happened in UNC’s African and Afro-American Studies (AFAM) department makes for an embarrassing chapter in the history of the nation’s oldest public university. As I have consistently argued for the past two and half years, the paper-class scandal exposes a troubling reality of American research universities: the utter disregard for teaching quality at the undergraduate level. How else do we explain the failure of UNC deans to notice that the chair of the AFAM department essentially skipped class for more than a decade? Continue Reading…

Extended Interview with Mark Titus from Bradley Bethel on Vimeo.

Extended Interview with Jay Bilas (Part 2) from Bradley Bethel on Vimeo.

Extended Interview with Jay Bilas (Part 1) from Bradley Bethel on Vimeo.



June 20, 2016

Chapel Hill, NC – The award-winning documentary Unverified: The Untold Story Behind the UNC Scandal is set to be released on June 30, through the online platform Vimeo On Demand. The film follows director Bradley Bethel for a year after after he leaves his job as a UNC writing tutor to defend his two colleagues who were unfairly blamed for the scandal that has made national headlines. Continue Reading…