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Miami accuser trash talks NCAA, Donna Shalala

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08:37 AM ET 05.26 | Nevin Shapiro and the University of Miami now share something in common: They're both angry about how the NCAA has handled the investigation into the Hurricanes athletics program. But Shapiro also is upping the trash-talk against UM president Donna Shalala. Shapiro, who went to the NCAA in March 2011 to allege rampant rules violations by UM -- which prompted the NCAA investigation -- lashed out at the NCAA and UM in e-mails and calls to The Miami Herald, his first public comments on the matter since early 2012. "I gave them the body, the weapon and the evidence, and the NCAA still managed to screw this thing up somehow," he said. Shapiro, serving a 20-year prison sentence for running a Ponzi scheme, added: "I am extremely disappointed with the NCAA's approach to this investigation...and even more disappointed in the way that they tried to insinuate any improprieties towards my attorney, who acted only at the direction of individuals...in significant authority at the NCAA." Shapiro, who previously said he was angry with UM players for turning their back on him when he went to prison, cited three factors that he says validate his claims: UM self-imposing two bowl bans "without even all of the facts in hand yet"; UM paying the bankruptcy trustee $83,000 to ensure that no former UM players would be deposed; and the fact none of the players he named in the Yahoo! story have sued Yahoo! for defamation. Meanwhile, Shapiro delivered this message to the UM president: "Shalala wants to scream: "We have suffered enough...OK, make this investigation transparent. Show all of the facts, not just the ones that you want to show because you think you have a legal loophole. I dare you. President Shalala -- you want a war with me? I got one for you. I'm going to shake that city to its core and the nation will collectively say, 'Holy [Bleep]!'"

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May 26, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Idiots. (writes IOU to svt)

May 26, 2013  09:25 AM ET

Boy. This guy sounds lime an extremely trustworthy witness <sarcasm>

May 26, 2013  10:15 AM ET
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Boy. This guy sounds lime an extremely trustworthy witness <sarcasm>

I hear ya on that. Talk about somebody with an **** to get UM/Shalala.


Sounds like a jilted girlfriend that wants to cut their ex's hangydowny parts off.

May 26, 2013  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Boy. This guy sounds lime an extremely trustworthy witness <sarcasm>

Is he related to Lloyd Lake????

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May 26, 2013  11:46 AM ET
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Holy [Bleep]! There. I said it.What say ye, the rest of the nation?

Here, here.

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May 26, 2013  02:54 PM ET
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Can someone hurry up and shank this guy... Miami fans in prison/prison guards suck

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/26/v-print/3417799/convicted-um-booster -shapiro-says.html

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