Amidst the turmoil surrounding the University of Miami’s athletic program, UM president Donna Shalala issued a video statement Monday afternoon defending the university and its values.
The University of Miami – Nevin Shapiro scandal is still in its infancy, but the only named football player to admit to taking money from Shapiro is now recanting and despite an audio recording to the contrary, saying he never talked to Yahoo! Sports.
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.
The Nevin Shapiro scandal could be putting University of Missouri men’s basketball head coach Frank Haith’s job in serious jeopardy before his team ever plays a game.
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
Details continue to come out about the sheer scope of the Miami Hurricanes alleged wrongdoing. But details of Nevin Shapiro’s Ponzi scheme are also beginning to be examined and his reach extended to the University of Wisconsin.