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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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Since: Jan 29, 2011
Posted on: February 13, 2012 12:17 am

Nevin Shapiro threatens UM, players from prison

The shame of this guys comments is he sits a guilty man,now if he were not behind bars and wanting to roll over on one of the more corrupt institutions also called the NCAA this would be more interesting than it is.
As it is now, i am willing to listen and give some creedence to his accusations,insinuations and experience dealing with amateur athletes and how they deal within the confines of the NCAA.

Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: February 13, 2012 12:15 am

Nevin Shapiro threatens UM, players from prison

What this goofy jackass better realize is, if they could line up that many players to testify against him, then they probably had three times that who could have....there are always other charges, I'm sure, that could be brought against him.  Dumbass needs to realize he better keep his mouth shut, serve his 6-8, get paroled, and go on with his life.  I mean, really, does anyone want Ray Lewis and his contacts looking for you???

Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: February 12, 2012 11:57 pm

Nevin Shapiro threatens UM, players from prison

I'm only commenting because I felt bad Miami didn't have enough following. I hope I boost your ratings. The school is obvisoulsy in trouble, Don't go slumming for 3 star recruits, they will only get caught the same way the 4 star recruits got caught.

Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: February 12, 2012 11:41 pm

Nevin Shapiro threatens UM, players from prison

This sack of crap is obviously not in general pop because he would'nt be making all this noise. He's probably in a country club prison because guys in a real prison would probably end his big mouth. After everything that has gone on in the college football world this last year it might be time to bury this chapter and move on. Ohio State, Miami, and the worst one at Penn State show that either college football has to put some teeth in or traet everybody with the blind eye. I don't see anything happening to Penn State yet.

Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 12, 2012 11:39 pm

Nevin Shapiro threatens UM, players from prison

First thought--why do prisoners have computers and email?  Talk about a complete waste of taxpayer money.

As to the "substance" of the article, the criminal has been proven to be, for the most part, a sociopathic jock-sniffing liar.  I am sure becoming someone's boyfriend in prison is just making it worse.  So keep spewing your nonsensical venom, scumbag, because some day soon people will forget about you.  Except of course those who use you as a boy-toy.

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