Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Is Nevin Shapiro the Miami Hurricane's Katrina?

Scandals tend to get overblown in sports. But the one Yahoo! Sports has been investigating involving convicted ponzi-scheme mastermind Nevin Shapiro and the players from the Miami Hurricanes might be the real deal when it comes to reaching DefCom One levels. 

"In 100 hours of jailhouse interviews during Yahoo! Sports’ 11-month investigation, former Hurricanes booster Nevin Shapiro described a sustained, eight-year run of rampant NCAA rule-breaking, some of it with the knowledge or direct participation of at least seven coaches from the Miami football and basketball programs. At a cost that Shapiro estimates in the millions of dollars, he said his benefits to athletes included but were not limited to: cash, prostitutes, entertainment in his multimillion-dollar homes and yacht, paid trips to high-end restaurants and nightclubs, jewelry, bounties for on-field play (including bounties for injuring opposing players), travel and on one occasion, an abortion."

The ACC might be looking for a new 12th member soon.

(via Yahoo! Sports)

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