A book that detailed alleged improprieties by Coach Jim Valvano and the North Carolina State basketball program will not be printed because it did not meet the publisher's standards.
Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, said today that the decision not to proceed with publication of "Personal Fouls" was made after a review of the manuscript with Peter Golenbock, the author.The book, according to the jacket, alleged improper gifts to players and grade changes. It also alleged that a player deliberately lost N.C. State's first-round game in the 1987 NCAA tournament to avoid detection for drug use. Valvano has denied the allegations.
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