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Al Golden Returns, But Will The Defense

According to JT Thomson of sebastianspub. who broke down The University of Miami’s defensive statistics over the past four years, we are getting worse each year since Al Golden became coach three years ago.Miami-9


University of Miami–NCAA Violations

4-22-2013                                                                                                                                                                                The U

On this page you will find the most comprehensive listing of links and other information, on the internet related to the investigation.



8-15-2011: miaminewtimes.com- NCAA to Investigate Claims That Miami Hurricanes Players Took Cash From Convicted Ponzi Schemer

8-16-2011: sports.yahoo.com- Renegade Miami booster spells out illicit benefits to payers- Investigations- Yahoo Sports

8-16-2011: Who is Nevin Shapiro?

8-16-2011: sports.yahoo.com- Why Miami is in trouble – Yahoo sports makes many assertions that turn out to be incorrect two years later.

8-16-2011: sbnation.com- Miami scandal: NCAA reportedly ready to begin the end

8-16-2011: belacherreport.com-Miami Football Scandal: Are We Really Surprised by Another NCAA Controversy?

8-17-2011: rivals.com- Luther Campbell speaks his mine on Rivals Radio

8-17-2011: npr.org- ‘Straight Up Revenge’ Drives University Of Miami Booster

8-17-2011: sbnation.com- Hurricanes And Hookers And Jet Skis: Miami Football, Stranded On Death Row

8-19-2011: theweek.com- U. of Miami’s ‘booster bombshell’: ‘The craziest scandal in NCAA history’

6-14-2012: cbsSports.com- Report: Miami not expecting NCAA ruling until after National Signing Day 2013

7-19-2012: miamihearld.com- Miami Hurricanes dismiss safety Ray-Ray Armstrong

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/07/19/2900966/miami-hurricanes-dismiss-safety.html#storylink=misearch#storylink=cpy

9-21-2012: cbsSports- Exclusive: Ex-employee details how Hurricanes program unraveled in scandal

11-8-2012: miamihearld.com- Self-imposed postseason ban could help Miami Hurricanes in the long run

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/08/3086859/self-imposed-postseason-ban-could.html#storylink=misearch#storylink=cpy11-11-2012: randolphreview.com- The NCAA Gestapo:11-20-2012: Miami Hearld- NCAA gives ultimatum to players in

11-21-2012: bleacherrport.com- Miami Hurricanes: Reasoning of NCAA Ultimatum to Former Players Unclear

11-21-2012: miamihearld.com Miami Hurricanes associate AD for compliance David Reed leaving to take same position with Kansas Jayhawks

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/21/3106851/miami-hurricanes-associate-ad.html#storylink=misearch#storylink=cpy

11-21-2012: sun-sentinel.com- NCAA scare tactic’ causes stir as UM investigation nears end

1-23-2013: deadspin.com- NCAA had Nevin Shapiro’s Defense Attorney On Its Payroll, Suspends Miami Investigation

1-24-2013: miamihearld.com- NCAA investigation of University of Miami is flagged

1-25-2013: miamihearld.com- NCAA investigation of Miami Hurricanes likely to continue

1-31-2013: miamihearld.com- Miami law firm sued in UM booster Nevin Shapiro’s bankruptcy case for ‘aiding’ his Ponzi scheme

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/31/3210954/miami-law-firm-sued-in-um-booster.html#storylink=misearch#storylink=cpy

2-5-2013: randolphreview.com- Bullying tactics by the NCAA

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/25/3199699/ncaa-investigation-of-miami-hurricanes.html#storylink=cpy

2-5-2013: cbsSports.com- NCAA V.P. approved payment to attorney of Miami booster

2-15-2013- cbssports.com- Shapiro’s Miami middleman: No contact from NCAA

2-18-2013: deadspin.com The NCAA has A Lack of Institutional Control

2-19-2013: espn.go.com- NCAA admits missteps in Miami case

2-21-2013: miamihearld.com- NCAA allegations against current, former Miami Hurricanes surface

2-21-2013: miamihearld.com- NCAA drops the ball in UM investigation

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/21/3246648/ncaa-drops-the-ball-in-um-investigation.html#storylink=misearch#storylink=cpy
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/21/3243991/ex-miami-hurricanes-basketball.html#storylink=cpy

2-23-2013: cbsSports.com- NCAA investigating enforcement after misconduct in Miami case

2-23-2013: wbur.org- Mayhem In Miami: NCAA Investigation Update

3-27-2013: sportingnews.com- Miami alleges NCAA engaged in unethical conduct during investigation

3-28-2013: deadspin.com- The NCAA’s Miami Investigation Didn’t Actually Stop Using Unethical Methods When It Claimed It Did

3-29-2013: cbsSports.com Miami to file motion to dismiss Nevin Shapiro infractions case

3-30-2013: cbsSports.com Mark Emmert: Miami investigation ‘very mishandled by staff’

4-4-2013: si.com- University of Miami asks for ‘corrupted’ NCAA investigation to end

4-4-2013: miamihearld.com- Fired investigator says NCAA was unhappy about progress on Miami Hurricanes case

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/04/3321652/fired-investigator-says-ncaa-was.html#storylink=cpy

4-5-2013: randolphreview.com- Who Should be Under Investigation? The NCAA

4-6-2013: miamihearld.com- University of Miami wants Kyle Wright interview tossed from NCAA investigation

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/06/3326351/university-of-miami-wants-kyle.html#storylink=cpy

4-9-2013: cbsSports.com- Recruit on Miami Investigation: ‘There’s No Way Miami Will Lose This’

4-11-2013: sportsoverdose.com- Miami Hurricane NCAA Scandal

4-12-2013: miamihearld.com- AP Source: NCAA dropping some Wright testimony

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/12/3341494/ap-source-ncaa-dropping-some-wright.html#storylink=misearch#storylink=cpy

4-14-2013- miamihearld.com NCAA lashes back at Miami, citing personal attacks

4-15-2013: miamiherald.com- NCAA enforcement staff says University of Miami’s motion to dismiss ‘meritless’

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/15/3344719/ncaa-says-university-of-miamis.html#storylink=misearch#storylink=cpy
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/14/3344413/ncaa-lashes-back-at-miami-citing.html#storylink=misearch#storylink=cpy

4-22-2013: miamihearld.com- Miami Hurricanes claim more unethical behavior by NCAA

5-02-13:-  bloomberg.com- The Lawsuit That Could Bring Down the NCAA

5-06-2013: cbslocal.com- Report: Mizzou Head Coach Haith Files Court Petition Against NCAA

6-5-2013:  MIAMI (CBSMiami) – University of Missouri head basketball coach Frank Haith has opened up a new front against the NCAA’s case surrounding allegations made by convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro against the University of Miami.

According to CBSSports.com-  Haith filed a court petition to find out how detailed bank records of his were accessed during the NCAA’s investigation of Shapiro’s allegations. Haith’s legal team wants to know if the records were improperly, or illegally, obtained. MORE

6-13-213: ctpost.com- NCAA opens hearing on U of Miami violations

9-24-2013: Greg Cote: UM helpless in NCAA’s crosshairs

!0-1-2013: Why the University of Miami Should Not Receive any More Penalities

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/09/24/3646507/greg-cote-um-helpless-in-ncaas.html#storylink=cpy

R.J. Intindola

The U

Who Should be Under Investigation? The NCAA

Who Should be Under Investigation? The NCAA

Apr 5, 2013

By Christopher Wright

     Yes, I am back on my high horse when it comes to the NCAA. Frankly, I will never understand why so many Miami fans seem to be nonchalant  about what is happening to the football program with the NCAA. The hardcore fans that follow Miami football think the NCAA can just do whatever they want so there’s need to even be concerned about what they have been doing to the University’s Program.
     My original bitch session focused on the NCAA making a convicted felon, Nevin Shapiro, their star witness. They wanted to tell everyone who would listen how Miami was said to be doing things so egregious, that competitive schools competitors were selling the death penalty to potential recruits. First, I figured okay every school deals with negative recruiting every year. It will be resolved and The University of Miami would move on. Then it became more and more clear this was a witch hunt with no end.
     So, okay it is annoying but they should protect against being a victim. Let’s wait and see, right? Now, two years go by and they have suspended players, fined them, held them out of meaningless bowl games, but held them out of the ACC championship game. The seniors who had nothing to do with this get no bowl/championship game. Okay, fine. They hold off on scholarships or at least that is what Al Golden is saying. I can’t do the math. Can anyone knowledgeable please share with the class. So, now the NCAA comes out and admits the mishandling of the case and fire their lead enforcement official. Okay, well what does that mean? Apparently, absolutely nothing. It means their mishandling of the Miami case for over two years doesn’t matter because they have been hit with allegations.
      Now, I realize that if there is wrong doing that can be proven there should be accountability. However this is the point where I really get just fired up.Their is a rogue booster (convicted felon, Nevin Shapiro with an axe to grind) who claims he provided illegal benefits, right? The NCAA is in essence saying to the university that their investigation has been compromised by a rogue investigator. Ummmm, huh? See where I am going with this? Now, you want to continue to penalize Miami further?
     It’s true when there is no resolution you better believe this is being used against Miami every single day on the recruiting trail going on year three. In the most fickle recruiting ground in the country in my opinion.Lastly, I find it completely unacceptable that theNCAA put so much pressure on all of your nvestigators to get something to stick at Miami. This is a stark hypocrisy completely void of ethics. This is what I have been saying for months, hell years. This clearly came from the top of the NCAA. Make sure Miami gets the horns no matter how long it takes it implies! That’s the painful thing. Right there. No matter how long it takes….because it was taking so long their was a need to get out of the box.
     Letters were sent to the judge about the quality character their star witness has before they really knew him. The chief character witness of the NCAA, Nevin Shapiro, was sentenced to a 20 year prison term for a $93 million ponzi scheme. Sorry, they knew he was a convicted felon with an axe to grind!  Not telling Miami attorneys about meetings with players; holding back information by playing a shell game to make players think the NCAA knew things they didn’t; hiring Shapiro’s lawyer to gain access to records unrelated to the case; giving Shipiro money while in jail; paying for his cell phone; lying to Miami attorneys out right; now, I have gone from annoyed, to fired up, to thoroughly pissed off!
     Before the board lawyers come here and preach to me about how this is an overreaction, is there nothing the University can do. The NCAA can do what they want to do because they are governed by the presidents. Let’s not make this go longer. Everyone complaining is blowing smoke and it is making it worse for The University of Miami. Nothing is going to happen to Emmert or the NCAA. Washington won’t hear this or touch this. It is a waste of time. I and other fans don’t understand this stuff. Leave it alone. I have heard them all and I am completely fed up by what clearly is a massive attempt to make Miami the NCAA’s little bitch boy.
     Enough!!! Every president is stupid if they really don’t believe they could be next.If there is anyone out there that thinks that with all things considered the NCAA can hit Miami with “lack of institutional control” in light of what is going on with their organization on this case, then I don’t want to hear it. They have absolutely no right to hit us with further penalties or the “lack of institutional control” because they are the very definition of “lack of institutional control,” I am not objective. I am a Miami fan who tries to be objective. Sometimes when you try too hard to be objective, you look pretty stupid when everyone else that has no interest in being objective sees what you have seen for years.
     There are going to be some major changes made with the NCAA. I am calling this just like I called the Penn State penalties and got laughed at because that supposedly had nothing to do with the NCAA. I am telling you that the NCAA is going to be called out on the carpet. Miami will not the only ones that have experienced their self serving abuse of power. A lot of schools and individual are going to be bringing them to court and yes, they will appear in front of a congressional hearing. You heard it here first and it isn’t rah rah bullshit. It was mentioned before and we have seen politicians start to look into it. That is nothing. That is the beginning.
Other links are listed below

Bullying tactics by the NCAA


Depending on how you view the situation, the current NCAA investigation of allegations against the University of Miami has impacted three recruiting classes. In November 2012, we reported between 8 to 17 players chose other schools over the University of Miami due to impending sanctions. We can now more accurately state that between 11 to 18 players made decisions to attend schools other than Miami due to pending sanctions. Coaches tell us the cloud hanging over Miami is constantly used aganist them by other schools. FSU’s Jimbo Fisher is specifically mentioned as one who points out the NCAA investigation to recruits considering Miami.
On January 23, 2013, the New York Times and other media reported that Mark Emmert, the N.C.A.A.’s president, referred to the conduct of his investigators as, “shocking” and “stunning,” in regards to their handling of the Miami investigation. According to Emmert, the NCAA violated their own rules during the Miami investigation.
The investigation centered around Nevin Shapiro, a one-time Miami booster and convicted Ponzi schemer who received a 20 year prison sentence. Shapiro indicated that he gave cash, gifts and provided benefits to several University of Miami players. A few months ago the NCAA received invoices for legal services provided by the criminal defense attorney representing Shapiro. Hiring the attorney had not been approved and Everett noted investigative staff members obtained information from a bankruptcy proceeding that otherwise the NCAA  would not have had access.
But this is not the first time that the NCAA’s tactics have been called into question. According to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Frederick Shaller, the USC investigation was “malicious.” USC assistant coach, Todd McNair was accused of wrongdoing and subsequently sued the NCAA for loss of wages and future employment opportunities. The judge agreed the investigation was over the top and that the NCAA relied on inaccurate information to attack McNair. The NCAA is appealing the judge’s decision in this case.
Several weeks ago, the NCAA threatened the University of Miami that if ex-players who are no longer with the program do not cooperate with their investigation, they would consider all of the allegations voiced by Shapiro against them as being accurate. Because they have no subpoena power, they were attempting to bully the University. They went out of their way to intimidate and condemn USC and it appears they are going to extraordinary means, even if they are unethical to hammer the University of Miami.
In our opinion, Miami has already placed more sanctions on themselves, including the loss of potential recruits than the indiscretions would warrant. Since they have already lost numerous quality players to other programs, the NCAA should just move on.






Charles Arnold  and

R.J. Intindola

NBA-equal application of the rules-NOT

NBA-equal application of the rules-NOT

May 24, 2012

Indiana draws blood, but two heat players get suspended. The league announced Udonis Haslem and center Dexter Pittman were suspended for their flagrant fouls in Tuesday’s Game 5 against the Indiana Pacers. Both will miss Thursday’s Game 6 in the Eastern Conference semifinals, with Haslem serving a one-game suspension and Pittman out three. Indiana forward,Hansbrough was the only one of three players to commit flagrant fouls not to be suspended. Lebron James took exception because he believed the Hansbrough’s foul was overlooked.

Nick Sabin-college recruitment wars

Nick Saban

For those that follow college football recruiting, you most likely understand the games that are played by colleges and high school recruits. Among the inappropriate or unethical tactics utilized by college coaches is known as over signing or committing more players than you are allowed under NCAA rules. For example, if Alabama has 20 scholarships available in a given year but offers commitments to 25 players, five players will be released. In other words, Alabama will pick what it believes to be the twenty best players and the other five will be out of luck or must attend another college. Michael Carvell of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution wrote an excellent article on this subject regarding a high school player by the name of Justin Taylor.

In February of 2011, Justin Taylor committed to Alabama. He had an injury and could not play during his senior season. A few weeks ago, he was informed by Saban that he could not play for Alabama next year. Saban informed him that they could only sign twenty-five players during the current year and since he was the 26th, they would not have room for him. Saban”s approach is emblematic of his actions and demeanor as coach of the Miami Dolphins, ( see chronology below). He quite simply lied to Taylor. First, according to rivals.com, Alabama currently has 27 commitments which means they are two over the allotment permitted and thus Mr. Taylor would be the 28th. This simply means that Alabama will cherry pick the best 25 players and leave the others to fend for themselves. Les Miles of LSU and Urban Meyer, currently with Ohio State are others that typically over sign and then cherry pick who they want to keep. You can read more on Urban Meyer here.

Even though Justin Taylor feels like he can play this coming fall, Saban told him he needed a full year and that he would sign him in 2013.

Luckily, Saban, and his two cohorts are exceptions to the rule. The problem with over signing has far reaching ramifications other than a school releasing players they cannot sign due to limitations by the NCAA. No one can deny that by over signing these coaches are making commitments they know in the end they cannot keep. In simpler terms, they are lying to these players. They are falsely misleading these players and preventing them the opportunity to adequately seek other alternatives. Furthermore, they are hurting other colleges by keeping these players off the market. My question is; would you want your son playing for one these coaches? WE hope the answer is no.

Final note: When coach of the Miami Dolphins, a rumor circulated that Saban was seeking to leave and return to college coaching with University of Alabama. On several occasions Saban emphatically denied the rumors and stated that he would continue to be the coach of the Miami Dolphins. Over several weeks, he proclaimed he was going to remain the coach of the Dolphins while at the same time he was seeking the position as Alabama head coach. In the end, he took the coaching position at Alabama. The players for the Miami Dolphins despised him for his antics and the lack of respect he displayed toward them.

The bleacher report has written an excellent example of Saban’s treatment toward other human beings. This is a must read.

A chronology of comments about Nick Saban taking the head coaching job at Alabama: Source- ESPN- 1-4-2007

Nov. 27:
Saban: “When I was in college it was always about coming to the pros. This is the challenge I wanted. I had a good college job. Why would I have left that if I was going to be interested in other college jobs?

“I took this as a challenge. We certainly haven’t seen this through and gotten where we want to go and finished the job here, so why would I be interested in something else?”

Dec. 5:
Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga (after giving Saban a vote of confidence): “I am completely sold on Nick Saban. I would admit we made a mistake if we did make a mistake, but I firmly believe in Nick Saban.”

Dec. 7:
Saban: “I’m flattered that they may have been interested in me, but it never really progressed, because we just never let it progress.”

Dec. 21:
Saban: “I guess I have to say it. I’m not going to be the Alabama coach. … I don’t control what people say. I don’t control what people put on dot-com or anything else. So I’m just telling you there’s no significance, in my opinion, about this, about me, about any interest that I have in anything other than being the coach here.”

Dec. 27:
Saban: “I’m just making a rule to never comment on something like that again because every time you comment on it, it just makes for another story. So I’m not going to comment on it five years from now, and I’m not going to comment on it next week.”

Jan. 4:
Saban: “What I realized in the last two years is that we love college coaching because of the ability that it gives you to affect people, young people. … If I knew that my heart was someplace else in what I wanted to do, I don’t think it would be fair to the [Dolphins] organization if I stayed.”


Other Saban character links: parents, don’t trust this man with your kids.

thephinsider 12-9-2011

nbcsports – 6-18-2010

espn- 12-21-2006



The University of Florida arrest record under Urban Meyer

The University of Florida arrest record under Urban Meyer

Dec 28, 2011

Numerous articles and even real sports on HBO have alluded to the disgraceful arrest records that occurred during the tenure of Urban Meyer as coach of the Florida Gators. Many believe, Meyer will take his arrest record act on the road now that he has assumed the head coaching position at Ohio State.

An USA Today article, dated September 24, 2010, notes, “But another statistic is more bedeviling: at least 31 off-the-field arrests involving 25 of Meyer’s players dating to the summer of 2005, according to a running count by the Orlando Sentinel. Many have been typical college-years brushes with the law, from alcohol possession to disorderly conduct. But a dozen involved initial charges of felonies or violent misdemeanors, and the run of incidents has shared front-page space with Florida’s on-the-field accomplishments and invited pointed questions about the program’s virtue.” You can read the entire USA Today article here.







Does Urban Meyer tell the truth to college football recruits?

Many blogs over the past several years have noted numerous statements of inaccuracies made by Urban Meyer, the four-month University of Florida coach and current Ohio State coach. The link below to a pennlive.com article notes a few instances where Urban Meyer has lied to college recruits.

Urban Meyer link


College Football Recruiting



Conference, major bowl appearances and national football championships begin with the quality of recruitment at major college institutions. However, some of the most successful college football programs routinely violate the National Collegiate Athletic Association, (NCAA) rules. In this thread we highlight some of the most common unethical practices, rule violations and the people who tarnish college football.

Feel free to add your input and provide any links that will enhance readership information and knowledge.

According to the NCAA rules, it is a violation to sell or trade for profit sport memorabilia. According to numerous sources, several Ohio State football players offered memorabilia in exchange for services. Ohio State coach, Jim Tressel, was made aware that his players had violated the rules by selling memorabilia and did not report the incident for nearly 8 months. You can find more here, on the Huff Post, ( 4-7-2011 )

On December 23, 2010, the NCAA suspended five players over the first five games of the 2011 college football season. Ironically, they permitted the five players to participate in the Sugar Bowl game against the University of Arkansas. This is typical for the NCAA to think monetarily first and what’s right or wrong, second. The five players suspended include, All-American quarterback Terrell Pryor, Tailback Dan “Boom” Herron, wide receiver DeVier Posey, left tackle Mike Adams and defense end Solomon Thomas.

Why didn’t Ohio State University president Gee, fire Tressel over the NCAA violations? 4-7-2011

Ohio State knew Trussell forwarded e-mails days before Revelation CBSSports.com 3-31-2011

In the opinion of Oregon State University Pres.

Tracee Hamilton of the Washington Post, suggest the NCAA should discipline Jim Trussell because the Ohio State school administration will not take any action. 3-30-2011

Tressel suspension increased from 2 to 5 games for the start of the 2011 football season. 3-20-2011 Why did he wait until after the NCAA rejected an appeal on the behalf of the players to reduce their five-game suspension? Why? Listen here.

More: Scandal Tarnishes Tressel, Ohio State ESPN 3-8-2011

Update: 4-25-2011-Tressel back in the news:   According to the NCAA, Jim Tressel  lied during their investigation.