Talking about going from “FAN” to folly…Nevin Shapiro is squealing like a stuck pig in his allegations regarding his actions and wrong doing in the University of Miami football program.
Feeling abandoned by the U of M program in his conviction for his massive Ponzi Scheme…Shapiro is now speaking out loudly from his Atlanta prison cell suggesting the U of M program might face the “death penalty” as his hand. The question is – is any of this real?
In an interview:
Shapiro said for the first time that not only was it players who sought favor with him, but also Hurricanes football staff was involved. According to Shapiro’s attorney, Maria Elena Perez, the information first came out under questioning by federal officials and bankruptcy trustee attorneys.
Shapiro is at the heart of an NCAA investigation and his involvement with the school dates back to 2001-2002. Shapiro’s attorney has claimed that he provided UM players with the use of a yacht and various other favors.
Shapiro said he gave money, cars, yacht trips, jewelry, televisions and other gifts to a list of players including Vince Wilfork, Jon Beason, Antrel Rolle, Devin Hester, Willis McGahee and the late Sean Taylor of the Washington Redskins.
Shapiro also claimed he paid for nightclub outings, sex parties, restaurant meals and in one case, an abortion for a woman impregnated by a player. One former Miami player, running back Tyrone Moss, told Yahoo! Sports he accepted $1,000 from Shapiro at about the time he was entering college.
QUESTION: What do you think about Nevin’s allegations? Is he trying to gain favor by cooperating in a federal investigation (and thereby reduce his sentence)? Do you think there is validity to his allegations?
COMMENT: One interesting aspect to Shapiro’s claims is that they would be consistent with the behavior of a Ponzi fraudster. Most fraudsters tend to flaunt their ill gotten wealth as the reality is what they have is valueless to them since it cost nothing to begin with. Most importantly, the fraudster is flaunting money in order to meet a need or feed ego. So…not having the facts (which will come out) I have a sense that Shapiro’s claims may, at least in part, be true.
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