Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Georgia speaks on Orson Charles/Yahoo!
By Edward Aschoff
The University of Georgia has spoken about tight end Orson Charles and his alleged connection to ex-Miami booster Nevin Shapiro.
And the news is good for the Bulldogs.
"The University of Georgia is aware of the article mentioning Orson Charles and has been in communication with the NCAA," the school said in a statement Wednesday. "There are no issues with UGA or eligibility issues with Orson Charles. UGA will have no further comment regarding this matter."
In a Yahoo! Sports report, Shapiro alleged that Charles, along with his Tampa (Fla.) Plant coach Robert Weiner and then-Miami quarterback Robert Marve, who also played at Plant, toured Shapiro's multimillion dollar Miami Beach mansion in 2008.
Shapiro, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for his role in a $930 million Ponzi scheme, told Yahoo! Sports that he provided thousands of impermissible benefits to at least 72 University of Miami athletes and other athletes from 2002 through 2010.