The Miami football scandal that has rocked college football went to another level last night, when Yahoo! Sports published an exclusive expose on the dealings on convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro. Shapiro detailed to Charles Robinson scores of serious NCAA violations he was engaged in with many different Miami football players from 2002 to 2010. In addition to cash payments for making certain plays, Shapiro also gave the players cars, prostitutes, meals, took them strip clubs, gave them jewelry and in once instance even paid for an abortion when a stripper he paid to have sex with members of the team got pregnant.
It's a bombshell of pretty epic proportions and it happens that two current and one former Eagle are named in the scandal. First is current backup RB Graig Cooper, who the Eagles signed as an undrafted free agent this offseason.
Lodging on Shapiro's $1.6 million yacht for four days in January 2007.
Food, drinks and entertainment at Lucky Strike Lanes in January 2007.
Transportation in Shapiro's car in January 2007.
A television from BrandsMart USA for an apartment shared by McDougle, Cornelius Green and Andrew Williams. Shapiro said the TV cost approximately $700.
Drinks and VIP access in nightclubs.
A handful of cash gifts.
Food, drinks and entertainment in the booster's $2.7 million Miami Beach home.
At least two occasions where Shapiro paid for VIP access and drinks at nightclubs.
A dinner at Miami Beach eatery Grazie prior to the 2006 season.
There are ton more of these as well that includes many, many current NFL players including Jon Beason, Calais Campbell, Vernon Carey, Orlando Franklin, Frank Gore, Jacory Harris, Devin Hester, Andre Johnson, Willis McGahee, Rocky McIntosh, Eric Moncur (who was with the Eagles for a short time), Kenny Phillips, Antrel Rolle, Sean Taylor, Jonathan Vilma, Vince Wilfork & Kellen Winslow Jr.