NCAA to Investigate Claims That Miami Hurricanes Players Took Cash From Convicted Ponzi Schemer
|A signed helmet that was once on display at Shapiro's $6 million Miami Beach mansion.|
InsideTheU.com reports that since Shapiro has been whining long enough and loud enough about the accusation, the NCAA has decided it better go ahead and check out the claims. However, the University doesn't seem too concerned:
Shapiro also seems to be motivated to tarnish the program because he feels personally hurt by former players.
Sources told InsideTheU that they believe there will not be any documentation linking Shapiro to any former players. The NCAA has a four-year statue of limitations regarding violations, which means if UM is found of any wrongdoing, this ruling could be a factor.
"I'm definitely confident UM will be okay," a source said. "It will raise a lot of eyebrows, but at the end of the day, he's sitting behind bars and he owes $900 million."
"Once the players became pros, they turned their back on me," he told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald last year. "It made me feel like a used friend."
Shapiro admitted he was motivated to write the book because of personal "heartbreak and disappointment."
As a convicted Ponzi schemer, Shapiro definitely seems like the kind of guy who would make up charges to get attention and bolster sales of his planned book. He also seems like the kind of guy who could have been secretly shuffling cash toward players.
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