Were they the players attorneys? I’m sure the lawyers were scum, but when I get called into the banks legal department, I wouldn’t expect any lawyer/client protection for my statements. I realize the players probably didn’t realize the situation, but they were not clients of these attorneys, and I would guess they had no duty to keep the conversations quiet.
I wouldn’t expect any account that the police got from these low lifes was exactly boy scout honest.
One of the “officials” was, and still is, Dean of Students Sue Wasiolek, a licensed North Carolina lawyer, who told the students NOT to tell their parents or bother with retaining lawyers. It’s part of the lawsuit.