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Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

Posted on: August 25, 2011 7:29 pm
Edited on: August 26, 2011 6:12 am
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Miami has declared eight football players ineligible and begun the NCAA student-athlete reinstatement process, according to The Miami Herald.

Quarterback Jacory Harris was the only player named in the report as being ineligible, which stems from alleged extra benefits provided by former Hurricanes booster Nevin Shapiro. Four other players, according to the report, were cleared because they accepted fewer than $100 in benefits and can repay the amounts to a charity of their choice in order to play.

It is not known if the ineligible players will complete the reinstatement process in time for Miami's first game against Maryland on September 5. The university was expected to get the proceedings started early in hopes that the NCAA can determine their status for the season opener sooner. Speaking earlier Thursday, head coach Al Golden delayed releasing a depth chart due to the uncertain status of so many players involved in the investigation.

“We'll practice enough guys because we don't know what the future brings,” Golden said. “Hopefully we'll find out in the near future if there are any suspensions or penalties and we'll adjust accordingly.”

Golden said ACC rules require depth charts to be released on Tuesday but that Miami was working with the conference and with the Terrapins to coordinate its release.

At least 12 players involved in the NCAA probe practiced Thursday afternoon according to reports.


Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2011 2:26 am

Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

Did any white players get suspended. Oh thats UM, they don't have any! What's funny is they get free sex, I guess that's where the white girls come in haha. I always say rap and hiphop SUCK BOOMER

Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: August 26, 2011 2:13 am

Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

The NCAA created the scenario of athletes leaving early due to this "extra benefits" BS.  Right now you have at least 150 athletes thinking of how to leave this NCAA system sooner rather then later, as they become slaves of the system.  Eric Cartman had it right all along!

Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2011 1:24 am

Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

I guess if you want to dance, you have the pay the piper. Whether you are needy or stupid, you take something from a jock-sniffer or a booster, and you're at risk of being ineligible to play, or worse, you cost your team scholarships and a bowl ban.

As this off-season flies by, more and more allegations surface regarding NCAA football program violations. It is clearly evident that the NCAA infractions committee has a grandiose problem on its hands. The sport has gotten too big and involves way too much money for it to be policed by a bunch of old white guys sitting in a semi-circle and ruling on what's what.

The whole system of enforcement needs to overhauled. When Auburn allows their quarterback to play a full seaon and win the BCS title; bringing millions to Auburn University even after Cam Newton's father clearly sought to sell his son's talents to the highest bidder, then the injustices rise to a level never seen before in college football. Not to mention the University of North Carolina's troubles and now LSU and Oregon and Boise St. The beat goes on.

As for the UM players who were linked to pseudo-booster midget Nevin Shapiro, they should be excluded from playing until the almighty NCAA gods decide if they were truly given extravagant gifts like cash, jewelry and other non descript BS. It's the system and you have to play the system as it stands. Nevermind that many inner city kids who grew up in dire poverty within fractured families in crime ridden neighborhoods would accept a little cash on the side to help out his own situation or his family's and not think twice about it because family comes first. Nevermind that most FBS football programs have the same problem. Until the broken NCAA system can reach a level of pragmatism and reality, many more major football programs will be facing scrutiny from the self-important NCAA infractions committee.

The reality lies in the fact that the young men who play collegiate football are, for the most part, impressionable and naive. They are 18 and 19 year old kids. It's the responsibility of the adults that make up the coaching staff, the compliance office, the athletic director, and the college administrators who bare the brunt of the blame collectively. Oversight and supervision has to be increased if the current level of infractions, worthy or not, are to be mitigated. Why not hire ex-FBI agents as part of the prevention of having future Nevin Shapiro's corruptive influence infiltrate your athletic program? The NFL does it, and successfully. 

For the big time programs, it should be a priority. Ask USC how much money they are losing because of being banned from bowl games after the Reggie Bush fiasco. They will tell you that they cannot afford to lose the millions of dollars from being excluded from bowl appearances because of trivial infractions by a select few of privileged players. Overhaul the rules so they concentrate on  major infractions only and hire intelligence professionals, like the NFL does, to prevent this crisis in the future.

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 1:21 am

Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

Are all you Haters happy now?!? I cant wait for Miami to come out Smackin teams around with Back-Ups!! That will be Sweet Justice. And to you OSU Suckeye fans talking about your number of National Championships. How many has OSU won in the last 30 years?? Or, in YOUR Lifetime for that matter?!?! Ha-Ha!! Thats what I thought!! Chumps, not Champs. Go Canes!!

Since: Aug 25, 2010
Posted on: August 26, 2011 12:59 am

Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

This is funny how things come out. Here we have the players following in the footsteps of others before them, the scumbag booster who gets jammed up and wants to " come clean" and name everybody . This is too much but l like it because now Fla State can get back on track and pass the U lol . But if you were a kid like Harris and a scunbag offered you chicks and caah , what would you do? Really think about it. 

Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 12:46 am

Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

Harris isn't going to play? Who's gonna throw the 4 INT's so that Miami can lose?

Since: Aug 17, 2011
Posted on: August 25, 2011 11:33 pm

Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

This could be a blessing in disguise because Jacory Harris sucks.

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: August 25, 2011 11:25 pm

Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

Am I misreading this--all they have to do is pay back the money to charity and they can play?  No NCAA violation at all then?  So the Tat 5 at OSU could have simply paid to charity the cost of the tats and been cleared to play?  Why on earth did Tressel lie about it at all then?

Since: Aug 20, 2011
Posted on: August 25, 2011 10:33 pm

Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

If i was Miami i would be elated.Harris is a terrible qb who would just cost them several games

Since: May 15, 2007
Posted on: August 25, 2011 10:32 pm

Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

The FBI had to contact the school in Columbus.

LOL, they contacted them because the shop owner was in trouble with the feds and they were asking about the stuff on the wall. No trading tirnkets for tats is no where near as bad as getting prostitutes paid for and taken out on a boosters boat.    Yes maurice clarret was a thug, and went on a crime spree after he played, and art was a gambling fool, but I will stack up all former buckeyes police records against all former canes police records and be confident which one will be smaller any day.  

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