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NCAA to allege Shapiro spent $170,000 on Miami players

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04:24 PM ET 02.27 | According to the NCAA, Nevin Shapiro gave nearly $100,000 to Vince Wilfork and Antrel Rolle alone while they attended the University of Miami.

The association has taken fire for botching the investigation into the Hurricanes, but Miami will still have to appear in front of the NCAA's Committee on Infractions in June. There, the NCAA will say the convicted booster spent $170,000 on Miami players between 2002 and 2010 - not a surprise, since he's already said he spent millions for the university's football program.

$90,000 of Shapiro's alleged expenditures was to convince Wilfork and Rolle to sign with a specific sports agency, but his money supposedly went to over 70 players. Despite the widespread nature of the violations, Miami president Donna Shalala says the school has already punished itself enough by self-imposing bowl ineligibility for two years.

The Associated Press

, Steve Mitchell, US Presswire Steve Mitchell, US Presswire
February 27, 2013  04:57 PM ET

He spent all that to improve the team. Shalala spent millions on Randy Shannon.


At least Shapiro could say he got what he paid for.

February 27, 2013  05:06 PM ET
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He spent all that to improve the team. Shalala spent millions on Randy Shannon. At least Shapiro could say he got what he paid for.

From another source...

Yahoo! found 72 athletes involved, while the NCAA had 72 current (at the time) student-athletes, three recruits, and 12 friends and family members of athletes. So in total the case looks like it includes almost 90 individuals, $170,000 in benefits, multiple unethical conduct charges, failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance for a former head coach and a lack of institutional control charge for the university.

Another important detail from the AP report is that the majority of the benefits, $90,000, were spent by Shapiro on two athletes he was trying to recruit to his fledgling sports agency. Rather than recruiting violations, these are more akin to the amateurism violations involved in the Reggie Bush case. A huge chunk of the case is better framed as more akin to Southern California rather than this generation???s Southern Methodist.

February 27, 2013  05:20 PM ET

It's a lot more than $170,000 but $170,000 was what they logically came to on what certain specific players received. It's hard to put a number on using a boat for parties with prostitutes.

February 27, 2013  07:23 PM ET
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It's a lot more than $170,000 but $170,000 was what they logically came to on what certain specific players received. It's hard to put a number on using a boat for parties with prostitutes.

And this case is not as bad as USC and Reggie Bush???????

February 28, 2013  12:59 AM ET
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And this case is not as bad as USC and Reggie Bush???????

SMU got the death penalty for $61,000 of under-the-table payments over a 2 year time span ... a fraction of the cheating that has been going on at Auburn, Miami, USC, and many other football factory schools for years and years. $61,000 wouldn't buy 5 minutes of Albert Means' undivided attention.

The current NCAA administration is just as clueless as the previous administration on how to handle cheating. Mark Emmert and his SEC cronies at the NCAA are morons. He's so accustomed to cheating he couldn't spot it if it was a birthmark on his own face.

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February 28, 2013  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

SMU got the death penalty for $61,000 of under-the-table payments over a 2 year time span ... a fraction of the cheating that has been going on at Auburn, Miami, USC, and many other football factory schools for years and years. $61,000 wouldn't buy 5 minutes of Albert Means' undivided attention.The current NCAA administration is just as clueless as the previous administration on how to handle cheating. Mark Emmert and his SEC cronies at the NCAA are morons. He's so accustomed to cheating he couldn't spot it if it was a birthmark on his own face.

The big dif is that SMU was on probation and was told to stop. They didn't and got caught a second time 2 years later. Then was caught a 3rd time. And, had players willing to fess up.

February 28, 2013  01:36 PM ET
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The big dif is that SMU was on probation and was told to stop. They didn't and got caught a second time 2 years later. Then was caught a 3rd time. And, had players willing to fess up.

Yes I know. But I would like to point out that Auburn had similar circumstances in the 1980's and 1990's ... they were in repeat offender status when more allegations were confirmed so what did the NCAA do? They juggled the facts to fit an a timeline that would keep Auburn from suffering the same fate as SMU. 'Bama had a long run of technically qualifying as repeat offenders. So did ASU. So did A&M. Slapping one of the new kids on the block (SMU) with the DP didn't stop anyone else from cheating. Slapping the DP on a storied storied program would have.

What I'm saying is ... no one takes "repeat offender" status seriously anymore because the NCAA has shown, since SMU, that they won't devastate another program. They're running around like a rookie traffic cop trying to look important when they blow their whistle. Meanwhile the football factories are speeding until they get caught at which time they just hunker down and weather the storm then they start speeding again when it's clear.

The DP stopped SMU's cheating in it's tracks and when they came back it was with completely new leadership and comitment. It has served to build a culture of accountability into the athletic department and the student body, and SMU no longer feels the need to go beyond the posted speed limit.

The DP is the only true deterrent to cheating. The football factories do not live in fear of the DP and now they have their man Emmert who has raised the speed limit from 55 to 120.

 
February 28, 2013  04:31 PM ET

What's next? It's revealed that the amount was reported in Canadian dollars? Aussie dollars?

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