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Julius Peppers faces ‘emotional’ return to Carolina

In the little more than 20 years since major pro sports arrived in this town, Julius Peppers has little competition as the most polarizing pro sports figure.A local kid who starred at the state college, Peppers arrived in 2002 with great fanfare as the No. 2 overall pick of the Carolina Panthers. Yet he never was comfortable as face of the franchise and always kept a distance from fans and media. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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