Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Robert Marve eligible, Purdue says
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue says quarterback Robert Marve remains eligible after he was mentioned in a report that says he received extra benefits while playing for Miami.
Former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro, a convicted Ponzi scheme artist now serving 20 years in federal prison, told Yahoo Sports that Marve was one of the 72 football players and other athletes he provided improper benefits between 2002 and 2010.
Purdue contacted the NCAA and concluded that there are no issues with Purdue or Marve's status.
Marve left Miami after losing his starting job to Jacory Harris. He transferred to Purdue in May 2009, then sat out a year because of transfer rules. He entered 2010 as Purdue's starter before suffering a season-ending ACL injury. He currently is behind Rob Henry on the depth chart.