Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Updated: September 22, 8:14 AM ET
Luther Campbell suing Nevin Shapiro
ESPN.com news services
MIAMI -- Former 2 Live Crew frontman Luther Campbell says a former University of Miami booster "slandered and defamed" him in a Yahoo! Sports report.
In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, Campbell seeks more than $15,000 in damages from Nevin Shapiro, an imprisoned Ponzi scheme architect.
Shapiro has claimed he provided 72 Miami players and recruits with cars, money and prostitutes over an eight-year span. In the Yahoo! Sports report, Shapiro said Campbell was "the first uncle who took care of players" and that he provided similar benefits when Campbell no longer could.
The lawsuit says Shapiro's comments falsely accused Campbell of engaging in "illegal and immoral behaviors relative to college-age athletes."
A secretary said Shapiro's attorney was out of town but she would email a statement later.
Campbell was an assistant football coach last year at Miami Central High School.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.