MIAMI (CBSMiami) – More than two years after the initial report from Yahoo! Sports detailed numerous allegations against the University of Miami from convicted criminal Nevin Shapiro the school can finally start to move on.
Miami suffered a self-imposed two-year bowl ban, recruiting restrictions, coaching restrictions, scholarship losses. Tuesday, the Canes were hit with some more scholarship losses, three years probation, and other coaches were hit with show-cause penalties and suspensions.
Still, the length of the bungled investigation, appearance before the Committee on Infractions, and waiting for the final sanctions became almost comical for the school and its fans.
It was August 16, 2011 that a little known UM booster, and convicted and jailed Ponzi schemer, Nevin Shapiro became the biggest thorn in the side of UM since Dennis Erickson was walking the sidelines at UM.
On that August day more than two years ago, Shapiro spelled out claims of illegal payments and a slew of other alleged infractions of NCAA rules against the Hurricanes. Since then, the NCAA has been investigating the school, bungling said investigation, and going before the Committee on Infractions.
Here’s a look at some of the things that have happened since the first report from Yahoo! Sports spelled out the alleged improprieties at UM.
- The Miami Heat have won back-to-back NBA Championships (June 2012 and June 2013)
- The Miami Dolphins have gone through three head coaches (Tony Sparano, Todd Bowles, Joe Philbin)
- Reggie Bush played his entire career for the Miami Dolphins (the NCAA loves Reggie so much)
- The world didn’t end on 12/21/12
- The Royal Baby was conceived and born
- Two Congresses have served in Washington, DC
- The federal government has shut down and restarted
- Trayvon Martin was shot, George Zimmerman was arrested and acquitted
- The U.S. Senate passed a budget (first time in four years)
- President Barack Obama won re-election
- Detroit Filed for Bankruptcy
- Casey Anthony was acquitted
- The Miami Cannibal hit the news
- The NBA solved it’s lockout
- The NHL ended it’s lockout
- The Miami Hurricanes have played two and a half football seasons
- The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) began to be implemented
Luckily, after Tuesday, UM fans can quit worrying about the NCAA and Nevin Shapiro and move on to more important things like going to a major bowl game and challenging Florida State in less than two weeks.