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NCAA has this Miami thing nailed

Posted on: August 30, 2011 6:13 pm
 

It was not a good afternoon for you film buffs who attach historical significance -- or meaning -- to those riveting Donna Shalala videos of late.

The Miami president lately has been greeting every new shred of Miami sleaze with her version of fireside chats from her office. Nice touch. Where exactly is that bunker she is speaking from?

Doesn't matter. Shizzle's about to get real. The NCAA suspended eight Miami players Tuesday for varying amounts of time (one to six games) in the scandal's latest chapter. But the most significant thing to come out of that announcement was a name in the first paragraph.

Nevin Shapiro.

The NCAA felt no reluctance naming the sleazy central figure of the Yahoo Sports report. Usually in these cases, the NCAA uses phrases such as "a person representing the university's athletic interests" or "third party" or something like that. It doesn't want to be sued in case the person they name is, you know, innocent.

On Tuesday, the NCAA just come out and said it: Nevin Shapiro offered it. These players took it. We've got this thing nailed.

It may wait months or even years for the final verdict but it's clear the NCAA is well on its way to discovering everything Yahoo reported.

The lengths that the NCAA went to get the information may be debated. Former Hurricanes Arthur Brown (now at Kansas State) and Robert Marve (now at Purdue) were allowed to keep their eligibility. That basically confirms my story regarding limited immunity.

It was another not-good day for Dr. Shalala's program. Earlier in the day a bankruptcy lawyer made noise about subpoenaing all 72 players in the report. Seems like those victims of Shapiro's Ponzi scheme have the audacity to want their money back.

How long is it going to take the IRS to weigh in on this?

There are two levels of pressure here: At Miami where there has to be a lingering anxiety over whether Shalala will have a program to rebuild when the NCAA gets done with it. The other is at Maryland. The on-field pressure now shifts to Randy Edsall and Maryland. They get the downgraded Hurricanes Labor Day night.

If they don't beat Miami in its current crippled state it may never happen.

The only winners for now figure to be the guys selling bootleg T-shirts near Byrd Stadium: (Prosti)'Tutes vs. Turtles, anyone?

 

 

 

Comments

Since: Nov 24, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2011 10:01 pm
 

NCAA has this Miami thing nailed

What is the point of this story?  Incoherent babble a mix of random, somewhat related thoughts and opinions, sprinkled with a few facts to make it seem real?  I don't get how this guy is allowed to write stuff for CBS Sports.com.  LAME!




Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: September 1, 2011 12:00 am
 

OSU escapes under the distraction of Miami?

Mark Emmert and old pal/crony/mentor Gordon Gee must be having some great laughs on untraceable "burner phones" right now.  THE Ohio State University is going to be rewarded for stonewalling, obstructing, tampering with witnesses, and only admitting what was already documented by outside sources.  

Meanwhile, the only clean person in the whole mess, ex-coach Randy Shannon, who passionately hated Shapiro and did what he could to neutralize him, will be the scapegoat.  In addition, Donna Shalala and Paul Dee, who both had pics taken and were very friendly with major booster Shapiro, will somehow be cast as "victims" who had no idea of what was going on.  
 
And the NCAA wonders why nobody takes them seriously and so many teams want to cheat?  What a bunch of idiots. 



Since: Jan 12, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 5:04 pm
 

NCAA has this Miami thing nailed

USC allowed Reggie to accept much more than $1200 bucks.
WTF???  Allowed???  USC didn't know about two wannabe agents over a hundred miles away supplying the Bush family with money.  It's not like the wannabe agents in the USC case had a building on the USC campus named after them.  It's not like they led USC out of the tunnel at a football game.  It's not like USC coaches took recruits over to their house to go meet them and party with them.

The Miami coaches knowingly taking recruits to Shapiro's house to be "entertained" will be the biggest reason Miami gets nailed.  I can write the report now.

BTW, Ohio St fans, just imagine if Paul Dee was still on the Infractions Committee for the Ohio St case.  His blatantly corrupt fat ass would have nailed the Buckeyes in revenge as he was AD when Miami lost in the 2002 title game.  Trust me on this.



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 4:26 pm
 

NCAA has this Miami thing nailed

the great notre dameare you kidding me? while dodds dumb azz is looking up info on floyd maybe he can research kim dunbar.(remember her) and talking about theives we can include the refs in the 1988 nd maiam game. the phantom fumble that wasnt (remember that)



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 1:55 pm
 

NCAA has this Miami thing nailed

To that post saying Ohio State was going to give Miami another A** Whoopin. I wouldn't call a double overtime loss in 2002 title game when the refs STOLE the game from the Canes with a total phantom call that would have ended the game instead of 1st and goal at the 1 yard line an A** Whoopin.  It was ranked in the top 10 of all time worst ref calls in sports by ESPN!!! 

I agree that this NC game was not an A** Whoopin'.  More like a colossal upset.  But you are way off base about the officiating.  If not for a series of uncalled holds, and Gamble's catch inexplicably being ruled out of bounds (which cost OSU the opportunity to run out the clock for a 17-14 win in regulation), then that game never would have reached overtime.  ESecPN has its opinion of the call.  So does Referee Magazine, who listed it as one of the TOP-20 GOOD CALLS of ALLTIME.  Somehow, I think a periodical that specializes in officiating just might know a little more about the rules than the worldwide leader in sports programming.  Actually, the pass interference call was only one of 3 violations committed by Glen Sharpe on that play (holding and facemask too).



Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: August 31, 2011 1:44 pm
 

NCAA has this Miami thing nailed

Where is the outrage that you had for Ohio State?  You were so mad that Tressel retired instead of being fired.  And that the tat 5 only had to sit 5 games (which osu enacted prior to the ncaa concurring with it).  one game for players who took money.  I dont the dollar valeus but one would have to imagine it was worth more that several large tatoos.  What a joke.  You are so biased and not even handed.  I am not rooting for Miami to get slammed, but when they dont get slammed, at least have the same outrage that you had for Ohio State.  otherwise you look like a child writing for the yearbook, not a journalist.



Since: Aug 13, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 12:43 pm
 

NCAA has this Miami thing nailed

"The NCAA owes Ohio State an apology, and Jim Tressel should get his job back."Forgot to add this to my post.

Aaaahhh, the delusional fanbase.  No matter the school that has cheated, you got to love em.  And pity em.



Since: Aug 13, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 12:40 pm
 

NCAA has this Miami thing nailed

Aaaahhh, the delusional fanbase.  No matter the school that has cheated, you got to love em.  And pity em.



Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 12:26 pm
 

NCAA has this Miami thing nailed

To that post saying Ohio State was going to give Miami another A** Whoopin. I wouldn't call a double overtime loss in 2002 title game when the refs STOLE the game from the Canes with a total phantom call that would have ended the game instead of 1st and goal at the 1 yard line an A** Whoopin.  It was ranked in the top 10 of all time worst ref calls in sports by ESPN!!!  Also, Miami has not dominated in the ACC at all, so I agree with the person that posted Miami and Maryland are 1-1 as ACC opponents so even if Maryland beat Miami at full strength it would not be an upset at all!

You mean the game that the refs almost STOLE the game from OSU on the horrible call near the end of the game which would have allowed OSU to run out the clock in regulation?

It's so strange how every Canes fan conveniently forgets about that call.

And just googled ESPN's top 10 worse calls and found a few links.  The OT play was nowhere to be found.



Since: May 14, 2008
Posted on: August 31, 2011 12:20 pm
 

NCAA has this Miami thing nailed

To that post saying Ohio State was going to give Miami another A** Whoopin. I wouldn't call a double overtime loss in 2002 title game when the refs STOLE the game from the Canes with a total phantom call that would have ended the game instead of 1st and goal at the 1 yard line an A** Whoopin.  It was ranked in the top 10 of all time worst ref calls in sports by ESPN!!!  Also, Miami has not dominated in the ACC at all, so I agree with the person that posted Miami and Maryland are 1-1 as ACC opponents so even if Maryland beat Miami at full strength it would not be an upset at all!


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