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Monday, August 22, 2011

The Future of the U

Alright so I'm a little late in talking about this story but fuck it. Normally I think that the NCAA trying to pretend like it can control it's schools is stupid. But I mean last week it came out that for years a convicted felon and booster for Miami provided money, entertainment, and prostitutes to Miami football players.

From the Miami Herald:
An 11-month investigation by Yahoo! Sports alleged that Shapiro “provided thousands of impermissible benefits to at least 72 athletes from 2002 through 2010,” that included cash, prostitutes, entertainment in his multimillion-dollar homes and yacht, paid trips to expensive restaurants and nightclubs, jewelry, bounties for on-field play, travel and, on one occasion, an abortion.” 

Included in the Yahoo! report as allegedly violating NCAA rules because of convicted felon Shapiro’s interaction: current prominent football players Jacory Harris, Marcus Forston, Dyron Dye, Travis Benjamin, Ray-Ray Armstrong, Adewale Ojomo, Olivier Vernon, Vaughn Telemaque, Sean Spence, Marcus Robinson, JoJo Nicolas and Aldarius Johnson.

Everyone in the sports world is talking about the "Death Penalty" and could the NCAA kill the Miami football program for some number of years. My question is; how could they not? I mean usually scandals just involve improper cash benefits. Hookers and fucking abortions? If that isn't enough for the NCAA to pull the trigger, then I don't know what is.

If the NCAA doesn't pull the plug on the U, then they really do have no control over any schools.

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