Forbes – NCAA president Mark Emmert announced today that former members of the NCAA’s enforcement program improperly collected information from Nevin Shapiro’s defense attorney as part of an investigation of the University of Miami. The probe stemmed from a 2011 Yahoo! Sports story in which Shapiro, a former Miami booster and convicted Ponzi scheme architect, claimed to have paid impermissible benefits to Hurricanes players for nearly a decade.
Any information that is ruled to have been improperly obtained cannot be used against Miami or the former assistant coaches who were expected to be hit with stiff sanctions. That doesn’t necessarily mean the investigation will be without punishments, but it’s definitely good news for the accused. The long-awaited findings will now have to wait until the conclusion of an external investigation of the NCAA’s actions.
Did the U dodge a bullet (pun intended) or what? In the world’s worst kept secret, football players at the U have been receiving illegal benefits from creepy rich white guys who want black friends since the beginning of time. Now because the NCAA obtained some of there evidence illegally, they are going to walk away with a slap on the wrist at most.
What have we learned from this? That the NCAA is absolutely worthless and life at the U will back to normal in no time. Of course the new normal for Miami is .500 football and getting into fights with Florida International. But hey as long as you get an extra $100 for using your helmet as a weapon from (insert miami rap artist / rich white guy here) who cares. Your getting paid to play football, and thats the dream.
– Tommy Westside