Sources are saying those eight players have been declared ineligible, but could still play for the Hurricanes this season. How? The NCAA can start the reinstatement process almost immediately (think how fast they moved on Auburn’s Cam Newton last season) and could mean players will only have to sit out a game or two . . . or maybe the entire season. Who knows?
Oops! Past and present members of the Miami Hurricanes’ football and basketball teams may want to check their bank accounts. According to a lawyer for the victims of Nevin Shapiro’s Ponzi scheme is now saying that those athletes who received proceeds of his ill gotten gains should be paying it back. When he heard about the request, one of the players who received a free prostitute from Shapiro asked if he had to give the sex back. (Okay, we made that last part up.)
And you thought this story couldn’t get any better?
You have to give credit to #YahooSports for breaking a big story AGAIN! The question now: will the NCAA be able to take action against players who are already in the NFL? How do you punish one of the most corrupt programs in college football history? Will we see the “death penalty” handed out for only the second time in NCAA history? (At right, the University of Miami logo, where the U stands for “under-the-table.”)
In 100 hours of jailhouse interviews during Yahoo! Sports’ 11-month investigation, 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.