The long nightmare that has been the Nevin Shapiro scandal looks like it will have its final official act on Tuesday. According to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald and the Associated Press, the University of Miami is expected to receive its NCAA punishment for the scandal on Tuesday.
The details of the NCAA’s accusations against the University of Miami continue to trickle out with the latest report being the former booster Nevin Shapiro provided approximately $170,000 in impermissible benefits to UM athletes, recruits, coaches and other from 2002-2010.
The University of Louisville released redacted documents to CBS4 that spelled out the alleged violations former University of Miami assistant coach Clint Hurtt committed in combination with disgraced booster Nevin Shapiro.
While the initial reports on the University of Miami scandal involving Nevin Shapiro painted the convicted Ponzi schemer as a whistleblower first; documents released to CBSMiami.com from the University of Missouri reveal that Shapiro, at least when dealing with former basketball coach Frank Haith, was threatening to bring down Miami if he wasn’t paid by coaches not to talk.
The attorney at the center of the Nevin Shapiro case said she has done nothing wrong and not the cause of the NCAA’s problems, but the victim.
The NCAA has launched an external review of the organization’s enforcement program due to improper conduct that happened during its investigation of the University of Miami and convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro.
Cam Newton and Reggie Bush have plenty of parallels. Both have held the Heisman Trophy. Both have endured scrutiny, scandal and NCAA investigations. And now both are wishing the Miami Hurricanes well as they face a mess that could tear the program down.
Only one football program has ever received the NCAA’s most severe penalty, known as “the death penalty,” but if the allegations against Miami are proven by the NCAA, “the U” could be facing a similar fate to Southern Methodist University in 1987