"We are aware of an incident involving members of the UNC football team that took place earlier this month. We take this allegation seriously and the University is conducting a thorough review," Kevin Best, North Carolina's assistant athletic director for communications, said in a statement to Yahoo Sports.
According to the report, during the first week of August, freshman wide receiver Jackson Boyer was involved in a physical altercation with multiple teammates in his hotel that left the redshirt walk-on concussed.
The alleged assailants have yet to be identified in the ongoing investigation.
The Tar Heels, who were 7-6 last season, open the 2014 season Saturday at home against Liberty.
This is the latest in a series of scandals that have plagued UNC in recent years, including a recently reopened investigation into academic misconduct.