Miami Hurricanes Allegations: Miami Has No One to Blame but Itself

David MayerCorrespondent IAugust 16, 2011

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - OCTOBER 03: Wide receiver Travis Benjamin #3 and linebacker Darryl Sharpton #50 of the Miami Hurricanes celebrate after defeating the Oklahoma Sooners at Land Shark Stadium on October 3, 2009 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Miami defeated Oklahoma 21-20. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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As all of you know the Hurricanes are under a major investigation from the NCAA regarding gifts they received from booster Nevin Shapiro.

Granted, a lot of very bad things can happen such as probation, loss of scholarships and loss of the current players that have been involved with the allegations, but nothing will hurt more than the pride of those who stayed true to the program.

I am not doubting the facts that have been spilled by Shapiro, I believe a lot of them are true.

Does this make me a hater?

Not at all. I too bleed green and orange, but let's be real for a minute.

Most of these kids grew up with nothing and while they are in college they have the opportunity to get whatever they want.

How many times did each of you do something where you thought you wouldn't get caught?

This is the same thing, except on a much bigger scale.

What breaks my heart about all of this stuff is the fact that Miami was actually improving its image since they hired Butch Davis in 1995.

The rap sheet was getting smaller and smaller each year and negative press was disappearing. Now to know this has been going on since 2002 is very disturbing.

I don't only blame the players in this ordeal, the coaches and university allow scum like Shapiro roaming the sidelines.

These boosters across the country have been doing this stuff for years and if you think your favorite college team is immune to this type of activity, think again.

It's unfortunate that higher education comes down to something like this happening, but there are no answers for it, besides educating these kids.

Miami fans and alumni don't need to blame Shapiro or any one else, they need to blame themselves, take the punishment and learn from their mistakes.