The head of a government accountability advocacy group says University of North Carolina officials appear to have violated state law when they criticized a reading specialist who concluded that some basketball and football players couldn't read at a third-grade level.
 
The letter from the president of the Government Accountability Project says school officials' actions make UNC-Chapel Hill look like a bully.
 
GAP President Louis Clark urged UNC-CH to investigate whether school officials harassed or intimidated Mary Willingham, who worked with athletes. He also demanded the names of a third-party independent board that school officials say is investigating Willingham's analysis.
 
GAP had not heard back from UNC officials by Friday about its letter written more than two weeks ago. A UNC-CH spokeswoman didn't have immediate comment Friday for The Associated Press.