How far desperate men fall when they go to prison. Nevin Shapiro has cast a very dark and potentially devastating shroud over Miami's football program.
In pages of revelations first revealed by Charles Robinson and Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports, the allegations and supporting corroboration made by Shapiro are damning.
More than 70 former and current Hurricanes players are tied up in the affair—names such as Devin Hester, Kellen Winslow Jr., D.J. Williams, Jon Beason, Jonathon Vilma and Jacory Harris, just to name a few.
Shapiro says he operated right under the university's nose as he provided benefits such as sums of cash to players, financing trips to high-end restaurants and hosting sex parties on his yachts.
According to the segments of the investigation obtained from Yahoo! Sports:
"Shapiro described taking a player to the Pink Pony strip club and paying for a dancer to engage in sex with the athlete.
"In the ensuing weeks, Shapiro said the dancer called one of his security providers and informed him that the player had gotten her pregnant during the incident. Shapiro said he gave the dancer $500 to have an abortion performed, without notifying the player of the incident."
With all of that said, I believe the uproar this has caused is slightly unfounded. The Hurricanes are not on probation, and I believe there will be some kind of significant consequence, but not what people are believing.
Here are four reasons why everyone should stop with the "death penalty" posts.