Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Report: Shapiro gave perks worth $170K
By Andrea Adelson
The NCAA has alleged that Nevin Shaprio provided about $170,000 in impermissible benefits to Miami athletes, recruits, coaches and others between 2002 and 2010, the Associated Press reported Wednesday, citing a source.
From the AP report:
Shapiro allegedly spent more than half that amount -- at least $90,000 -- in an effort to get NFL players Vince Wilfork and Antrel Rolle to sign with a sports agency he was involved with, said the person, who spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because neither Miami nor the NCAA has publicly released the allegations.
Also included in the allegations: That Shapiro spent at least another $56,000 on "meals, entertainment, clothing, jewelry, travel, lodging and cash" on football players, recruits and others. The NCAA alleged that Shapiro spent that on 72 then-players, three recruits and 12 "friends and family members" of those either on the team or being recruited by the school.