Feb 13 2012
Former Booster/Ponzi Swindler Nevin Shapiro “I’m Taking That University Of Miami Program Down With Me”
Nevin Shapiro, the former dirtbag/booster for the U of Miami is back, and that mother effer is still holding a big ass grudge; all while behind his jail cell. Shapiro is in prison for his role in a $930 million Ponzi scheme. But that is not stopping him from sending some angry ass emails like the true rat he is…
In September 2010, Shapiro pleaded guilty to one count of securities fraud and one count of money laundering. He’s expected to serve a total of 17 years behind bars. I’m sure you remember the dude….(thanks to ESPN who beat this story to death like it’s name was Mummar Gaddafi)…the dude that said he provided thousands of impermissible benefits to more than 72 athletes from 2002-2010. Benefits that included cash, prostitutes, entertainment in his homes and on his yacht, paid trips to restaurants and nightclubs, jewelry, bounties for on-field play, travel and an abortion. SHOCKER a college program/booster/alumni doing something illegal to get kids to commit to their school?
But anyway, his love for the “U” is gone. Now he wants his revenge. Straight out of a FOX drama series, Shapiro is behind his cell, on the prison computer and you can bet your ass he is plotting. ONE OF THESE DAYS, ALICE….ONE OF THESE DAYS! The Miami Herald published some of Shapiro’s emails that he’s been sending from a New Orleans prison. They show a sick bastard determined to destroy the Miami Hurricanes football program. Let’s cheggggit.
- “The public is going to hate me worse in the next coming months,” Shapiro wrote. “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 (the University of Miami 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 ass.”
Nobody at UM believes Shapiro when he claims “UM is getting the death penalty or damn close to it.” The NCAA isn’t commenting on its investigation, which began last March, but here’s what people are saying, including UM administrators and Board of Trustee members:
### The NCAA has not told UM what punishment to expect, but there’s cautious optimism. UM’s understanding is the NCAA will dismiss any of Shapiro’s claims that it cannot corroborate and is highly skeptical about some of his allegations. Many of them have not been corroborated.
One top UM official said if Shapiro were under oath, UM could punch holes in much of what he says. UM expects to hear from the NCAA by early summer.
### One UM official said he expects “one more bowl ban, maybe two at most” plus undetermined scholarship losses. But that’s speculative, because UM hasn’t been told anything on either issue. Some are hopeful of escaping further bowl bans after last year’s self-imposed one.
### Surprisingly, the NCAA hasn’t contacted many former players implicated by Shapiro. Samuel Shields said his son Sam, whom Shapiro claimed he gave a television, was never called by the NCAA and said Shapiro’s allegation is false.
### Former UM basketball coaches Frank Haith, Jake Morton and Jorge Fernandez denied wrongdoing to NCAA investigators and claimed no knowledge of Morton’s alleged payoff intended for DeQuan Jones’ family, according to friends. The NCAA hasn’t corroborated the Jones allegation. “DeQuan Jones didn’t do anything wrong, but that won’t stop the proof of the cash payouts to Morton, with Haith’s knowledge,” Shapiro e-mailed. The NCAA apparently has no such proof, as of this time.
### Former assistant football coach Joe Pannunzio, now at Alabama, said he would do nothing to implicate UM, according to a friend, though one active player told the NCAA that Pannunzio was to blame for taking him to Shapiro. More problematic is Louisville assistant Clint Hurtt, who was implicated by several players for providing lodging during recruiting trips…. Also still problematic, among other things: Shapiro’s co-ownership in a sports agency that signed Vince Wilfork and Jon Beason and recruited lots of others. But his partner, Michael Huyghue, has disputed Shapiro’s claims and denied NCAA violations.
### The owner of one prominent local business where Shapiro allegedly took players said he did not return the NCAA’s call. Fashion Clothiers owner Shelly Bloom said the NCAA hasn’t called him, notable because Yahoo! claiming Bloom confirmed that Shapiro spent thousands of dollars on suits and clothing for Devin Hester, Tavares Gooden and Willis McGahee. Bloom disputed that Yahoo portrayal, saying he didn’t know for whom Shapiro bought the clothing.
### Shapiro said “114 is the true number” of players he has implicated “and that’s what the NCAA is working off” – not the 72 mentioned by Yahoo! But aside from the eight who were disciplined last year, allegations against many will be difficult or impossible to prove.
### After a December agreement ensured that no current or former UM players will be asked to testify in front of the bankruptcy trustee, Shapiro said the former players “are going to have to tell the truth, but it’s not going to be [to] a trustee.” He has suggested UM players will be required to speak to the government.
This quote here says it all. “Once the [ex-UM] players turned pro, they turned their back on me, I’m more of a victim than a Ponzi schemer and assailant.” [MIAMI HERALD]