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More Nevin Shapiro allegations reportedly coming forward


Miami is reportedly set to meet with the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions for the Nevin Shapiro case this week, but the former university booster who allegedly provided numerous impermissible benefits to UM athletes is apparently still talking to anyone willing to listen.

The Miami Herald‘s Barry Jackson reports that Shapiro is alleging more misconduct in a soon-to-be published piece from Sports Illustrated, which will shine more light on the NCAA’s investigation of the Miami program. Specifically, one new allegation from Shapiro involves UM coaches providing inside information to him for gambling purposes. From Jackson’s column:

Shapiro told SI that he used inside information obtained from UM coaches to gamble on Hurricanes football games, according to the sources.

Shapiro alleged that coaches shared with him information — such as whether a particular injured player would be available to play — in at least two games, including in 2005 and a 2007 game against North Carolina, which UM lost, 33-27. 

What? Allegations of prostitutes and strip clubs weren’t enough?

The NCAA prohibits student-athletes and athletic department employees from gambling, and providing insider information to third parties for such purposes could potentially get a program in trouble as well. However, Jackson reports that the NCAA already investigated Shapiro’s gambling claims, but found no concrete evidence to support them and no gambling allegations are mentioned in Miami’s Notice of Allegations.

Miami’s NOA has not been made public.

Shapiro, a well-documented gambler who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for running a nearly $1 billion Ponzi scheme, was reportedly “frustrated” with the NCAA because he believes they did not “adequately investigate his claims involving the matter.”

It’s not clear if or how SI’s piece will affect UM’s hearing with the COI since the NCAA has apparently already looked into the gambling allegation, nor is it known what other allegations Shapiro makes, if any, in the SI article.

Miami received its Notice of Allegations earlier this year following the NCAA’s lengthy investigation into the program and Shapiro’s claims. However, due largely in part because of numerous missteps within the NCAA’s enforcement arm during the investigative process, the university filed a motion to dismiss the NCAA’s case in March. Miami has also called for no additional punitive measures beyond the ones self-imposed by the university.

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25 Responses to “More Nevin Shapiro allegations reportedly coming forward”
  1. thekatman says: Jun 8, 2013 6:12 PM

    Miami is going to get totally screwed over by these issues, if the NCAA holds forth its practice of taking information “at word” from known criminals, like they did against USC, when they took the “word” of two convicted criminals, and an illegal wiretap against Reggie Bush.

    Remember, sports fans, under the current regime, the NCAA is judge, jury and executioner. See Paul Dee and his nazi-style attempt to kill the USC program. What an ass, god rest his soul.

  2. alligatorsnapper says: Jun 8, 2013 6:12 PM

    Shapiro is a convicted felon. He has had his 15 minutes, now he wants 5 more? I hope no one is listening.

    Miami has to deal with this matter with the NCAA. I think everyone that has wanted to hear from Shapiro has, this matter has been hashed over before, and I don’t think anyone will revisit it.

  3. geetee52 says: Jun 8, 2013 6:50 PM

    Isn’t Shapiro sitting in a jail cell somewhere?

    What else does he have to do with his time but make more of a stink?

  4. thefiesty1 says: Jun 8, 2013 6:54 PM

    It just never ends! Death penalty II and 30 years from now let’s see where they are.

  5. donovandancy says: Jun 8, 2013 7:04 PM

    “What? Allegations of prostitutes and strip clubs weren’t enough?”

    How much of the truth is enough?

  6. normtide says: Jun 8, 2013 7:25 PM

    If it’s just that douche Shapiro giving athletes money, in whatever form, that’s not something the uni can really control. Like it or not. But, if the gambling accusations are true, then this could get worse then any of us thought for Miami. Tbh, I hope for the best for the canes, I was expecting lost schollies. The gambling issue is a big one.

    I share your pain, USC fans. Bama was nailed hard over booster actions, people not members of the program. I still expect rival fans, at some place or time, giving money to a rival player to bring down their program. Industrial sabatoge if you will. It kinda happenend in my state once before already. But, at the end of the day, the NCAA is voluntary. You can always walk away, but the money keeps you around. Wow, I think I just explained how a bad marriage stays together.

    Anyway, I personally think this had played out a little too publicly.

  7. barkleyblows says: Jun 8, 2013 7:28 PM

    DEATH PENALTY!!!!!!!

    Better yet just demolish Thug University!!

  8. thegonz13 says: Jun 8, 2013 7:49 PM

    The NCAA is hellbent on eradicating Miami’s football program and they will listen to whatever crap comes out of Shapiro’s garbage chute he calls a mouth.

    I wish Miami the best but the outcome is a foregone conclusion. The NCAA will not stop until the ‘Canes are no longer.

  9. jrs45 says: Jun 8, 2013 8:26 PM

    Ruttttttt Roooooh!

    Da U!

  10. chachooga says: Jun 8, 2013 9:52 PM

    The whole reason this is a mess is because Yahoo Sports published a story in great detail based nearly entirely on the testimony of a convicted felon serving a 20 year sentence for a nearly billion dollar ponzi scheme.

    The NCAA took said felon’s word as Gospel and compromised themselves by illegally coercing testimonies out of witnesses. The pressure was too great for the NCAA to come up with nothing, so they broke the law to come up with something.

    That SI would publish anything this guy says is INSANE, and shines a light on “entertainment media” as opposed to real journalism.

    That is the problem here folks, like UM or not. A poo storm created by shody journalism.

    Go Canes!

  11. donovandancy says: Jun 8, 2013 10:06 PM

    “If it’s just that douche Shapiro giving athletes money, in whatever form, that’s not something the uni can really control.”

    The assistant coaches involvement and their longstanding toleration of him as a booster with access to recruits and the program even after he became involved with a recruiting agency (which means he immediately became absolutely a violation to keep involved with the program) not to mention the damning emails showing the knowledge of some of his activities by UM admin even beyond the football program shows they did nothing they could have done to address the situation.

    not to mention the further violations committed by Um staff members under the current coaching staff (hello equipment coaches) even while they are being investigated . . . In what reality does saying UM had nothing they could have done approach making sense?

    You find someone committing violations, you revoke their access to the program, you find out assistant coaches are enabling the violations, you fire them, not increase their contract.

    Apparently the only lesson from their 90’s penalty miami learned was that they cant win without $$$.

  12. helladonks says: Jun 8, 2013 10:18 PM

    Where’s gamecocker?

    This is getting a bit ridiculous. Death penalty to UM AND the NCAA I say, so all of this ridiculousness will go away already, once and for all.

  13. cometkazie says: Jun 8, 2013 10:22 PM

    This seems like viewing Wagner’s Ring cycle, but the NCAA ring cycle goes on longer.

  14. stkmrkts says: Jun 8, 2013 11:14 PM

    Lets ook at Nevin Shapiro’s claims remembering he is a convicted felon called a sociopath and habitual liar by the Federal judge in New Jersey who tried him.

    Last week Shapiro admitted to the Federal Court he lied and perjured himself in another case.

    Why is the media doing this? The man stole a billion dollars from people he’s not to be believed for one second.

    1. There were no prostitutes.

    2. There were no abortions.

    3. It’s a given Shapiro was a predator of athletes and did but a few food and drinks (mostly at a bowling alley in Miami Beach).

    4. He did get them admittance to clubs (big deal any pretty girl or athlete get free admittance).

    5. The NCAA already suspended (2 years ago) 8 Miami players for 18 games for accepting free meals, transportation and lodging at a coache’s house (not exacty the Ritz Carlton). Total inflated value of all the gifts according to the NCAA $3500. Ye that’s it folks, Google it.

  15. thegamecocker says: Jun 8, 2013 11:31 PM


    Since you asked, I’m here. This program so needs the death penalty for all their transgressions from the 1980’s under Jimmy Johnson to the current cast of felons….I mean characters. Paul Dee was a monster of a human being, so hateful of Southern Cal. Nevin Shapiro should be hailed as a whistle blower who outed this program for what it appears to be: THE ULTIMATE “THUG U”. Read it and weep Paul Hargis.

  16. manik56 says: Jun 9, 2013 6:01 AM

    Just because a guy is in prison doesnt mean he isn’t credible. The NCAA should take his words and try to verify them through other sources.

  17. drummerhoff says: Jun 9, 2013 9:18 AM

    Piling on the hate:

  18. onbucky96 says: Jun 9, 2013 9:36 AM

    What? I’m shocked! Shennanagins at da U? How dare the NCAA try to punish Miami for “alleged” violations. It’s da U, they’re built on corruption. Donna should be fired.

  19. 35longmiles says: Jun 9, 2013 3:53 PM

    drummerhoff says:
    Jun 9, 2013 9:18 AM
    Piling on the hate:
    The hate??? How about piling on the FACTS jagoff.
    Looks like the clueless cane homer apologist Sarasota Cane has found his way here as “Chachooga.” Ruining cane fan credibility one ignorant post at a time. Ain’t that right “Swope?” Or should I call you Ron Zook? Stay in Georgia you underemployed douche bag.

  20. ryanw822 says: Jun 9, 2013 6:43 PM

    aww, poor Nevin. His time in the sun is pretty much gone so now its Hail Mary time to keep his name out there. Why not include this in his first round of allegations??

    I cant wait to see what SI reports from this guy in 2015.

  21. jackericsson says: Jun 9, 2013 9:20 PM

    Da U needs Da Death Penalty!

  22. chachooga says: Jun 9, 2013 11:07 PM


    Not sure who you are talking about, but reasonable people can see why the NCAA botched this thing. It is quite obvious.

    Are you on the same train as the guy above who said “just because a guy is in jail doesn’t mean they don’t have credibility”.

    Okay bro whatever you say bro…now I am admittedly a Cane defender but I am not writing anything unreasonable, nor do I think UM wont have any penalty. They have obviously self imposed quite a bit already…they would have been in the ACC championship game!

    Golden is a great coach. UM a great future, in spite of all u haters.

  23. dkhhuey says: Jun 10, 2013 9:47 PM

    I find it hard to have sympathy for the U fans given they seemed to take a huge amount of glee when the tsunami of sh!t and false accusations were coming out about OSU every minute during Tat-gate… however, until it is proven, all of this is just noise and I won’t rush to judgement against the U.

  24. chachooga says: Jun 11, 2013 6:21 AM

    How can UM fans not take glee at the suffering of OSU….the worst call in the history of college football still hurts over a decade later! We want OSU to suffer any way possible hahaha

    I do think it is lame that tressel lost his job though.

  25. barnesaintnoble says: Jun 14, 2013 4:30 PM

    The NCAA is a joke. Emmert needs to go, immediately. Shapiro is just a scumbag looking for attention. There needs to be a way to get these investigations and penalties handed down faster. Once they saw the extent of what was going on at Miami, there needs to be some kind of “plea deal” penalty so Miami can get started with sanctions and the NCAA can move on and turn its resources elsewhere. No reason to find out every single incident and reach a dollar amount of benefits players received. (Although watching the NCAA assign a dollar amount for a hooker would be beyond wonderful..maybe rivals could rate all the hookers on a 5-star scale?)

    It just seems like the NCAA takes TV contracts ($) more seriously than the well-being of student athletes and integrity of it’s athletic programs.

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