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Shapiro threatens Miami, ex-players from prison

Posted on: February 12, 2012 10:19 pm
Edited on: February 13, 2012 5:53 am
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro, currently serving a 20-year sentence for a Ponzi scheme, has managed to stay in the headlines regarding the ongoing NCAA investigation into the Miami football and basketball programs. Shapiro has stayed in contact with numerous media organizations, including the Miami Herald, through email since in his incarceration. On Sunday, the Herald posted some of Shapiro's more aggressive claims from behind bars.

“The public is going to hate me worse in the next coming months,” Shapiro, serving a 20-year sentence for a Ponzi scheme, wrote in numerous e-mails over the past few months. “It’s going to be severe and catastrophic. My feelings are getting inflamed and I’m going to pop off pretty soon with regards to them and the NCAA. I’m coming for them both [UM and former players] and I’m going to be successful.

“I’m taking that program down to Chinatown and the former players and links to that program. Why? Because the U.S. government lined up 47 former players to testify against me in open court if I went to trial. That in itself is motivation to shove it up their collective [butts].”

The Hurricanes have not received a notice of allegations from the NCAA, but chose to self-impose a bowl ban after their 6-6 finish in 2011 in response to the ongoing investigation.

One Miami official told the Herald he expects "one more bowl ban, maybe two at most," with additional scholarship penalties.

Shapiro has been out for revenge against Miami and the former players, feeling betrayed when they did not come to his aid during the legal troubles associated with the Ponzi scheme. Columnist Barry Jackson describes Shapiro as "a man determined to destroy the UM football program." The former booster believes that much more will come to the surface -- beyond what was alleged in the Yahoo! Sports investigation -- and Miami will get "the death penalty or damn close to it."

As the alleged details of Shaprio's involvement with the Miami football program have surfaced, one consistent theme has been his desire for attention. One Miami official told the Miami Herald that they expect if Shapiro were under oath, the school could "punch holes in much of what he says."

Despite the ongoing investigation, head coach Al Golden was able to sign 33 players to the 2012 recruiting class. The Hurricanes finished with the No. 7 class in the CBS Sports National Signing Day Top 25. For more on the Hurricanes' recruiting class, check out Bryan Fischer's ACC Signing Day Grades at the Eye On Recruiting.

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Comments

Since: Feb 6, 2012
Posted on: February 13, 2012 6:45 pm
 

Shapiro threatens Miami, ex-players from prison

CBS shouldn't even report this scum bag Shapiro.  What a sad commentary on a little boy who just wanted to run out of the tunnel with the Canes and payed for parties just to mingle with athletes.  Please don't give this loser anymore ink.

 




Since: Jun 10, 2011
Posted on: February 13, 2012 6:28 pm
 

Shapiro threatens Miami, ex-players from prison

 What would happen if somehow Shapiro's new roommate was Jerry Sandusky.



Since: Feb 13, 2012
Posted on: February 13, 2012 5:34 pm
 

Shapiro threatens Miami, ex-players from prison

Loose lips sinks ships.Do you know how to keep a secret between two people?One has to be dead.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2012 5:31 pm
 

Shapiro threatens Miami, ex-players from prison

 I can hear the bias for the U a mile away with many of your posts but for the most part everybody's opinion is useless at this point. There is nothing to defend or attack because there are no facts present. However, this man was in tight with players and staff at Miami, so if there is dirt to be had he is the one to bring it. I think I will just sit back and see if this is just a child having a tantrum or someone who has the weapons to bring down a tradition of thuggery. I for one can't wait to see how this plays out because it definitely has more potential to be interesting than Bugger State U.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2012 4:58 pm
 

Shapiro threatens Miami, ex-players from prison

Also several players from UM was suspended for their involvment. The NCAA has not taken action, because UM has decided to discipline its own players, which I agree is the right thing to do. If UM decided against it, then you probably would see the NCAA step in to discipline those guys who are actively on the team. The NCAA can't discipline former players so stop complaining. Also UM should not be held responsible just because a few of their players over the course of a generation participated or simply partied with the guy. The rest of the student body don't need to be victims.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2012 4:53 pm
 

Shapiro threatens Miami, ex-players from prison

They always say if you do a crime do it alone, because all it takes is one of your partners to snitch. Here this idiot did his crime with 47 others. The media needs to do us a favor and stop talking to him. Let him rot away in jail by his lonely self.



Since: Feb 13, 2012
Posted on: February 13, 2012 4:44 pm
 

Shapiro threatens Miami, ex-players from prison

I want to see this case adjudicated as quickly as possible so the Death Penalty can begin.  SHUT  IT  DOWN...a minimum of three years.  Miami is, and always has been (except for the Randy Shannon era), a disgrace to the NCAA and the city of Miami.

So should we shut down ND football because they killed a kid? Miami won't get the death penalty. Keep dreaming.



Since: Feb 13, 2012
Posted on: February 13, 2012 4:40 pm
 

Shapiro threatens Miami, ex-players from prison

the very program that made him into the sleazebag he is

So you think the University of Miami made him a ponzi scammer? I feel bad for you if you actually believe that. Most people with any kind of insight know there is some truth to his stories. He is what he is and that is a professional scam artist. He mixes the truth with his lies and some of you just eat all of it up. Sure there were Miami football players that took illegal benefits. It can't really be denied since some of them even admitted to it and served suspensions. If you believe every word he is saying and actually think that Miami will get the death penalty then I have an investment opportunity for you. Just send me your life savings and I'll take care of everything.



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2012 4:28 pm
 

Shapiro threatens Miami, ex-players from prison

It's funny hearing a criminal complain from prison....other people got nothing to do with it, you made bad choices & got caught bro - deal with it!!  Be a model prisoner and you'll be out scamming again within a few years.



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: February 13, 2012 4:02 pm
 

Shapiro threatens Miami, ex-players from prison

Hope and change is a good place to hide.


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