Miami Suspends 8 players and 12 total players violated NCAA rulesAugust 31, 2011
So Miami is feeling the first effects of the Nevin Shapiro scandal as the NCAA suspended 8 Miami players yesterday. You realize this is just the tip of the iceberg though right? It’s going to get worse in Coral Gables as far as the level of punishment Miami will face. Here’s what’s happened to the Canes so far.
Missing the Season Opener
Marcus Fortson, DT – received $400 in benefits from Shapiro
Jacory Harris, QB – received $140 in benefits from Shapiro
Sean Spence, LB – unspecified amount received from Shapiro
Travis Benjamin, WR – unspecified amount received from Shapiro
Adewale Ojomo, DE – unspecified amount receieved from Shapiro
Suspended 4 games
Ray Ray Armstrong, FS – received $788 in benefits from Shapiro
Dyron Dye, TE – received $738 in benefits from Shapiro
Suspended 6 games
Olivier Vernon – received $1,200 in benefits from Shapiro
Cornerback Brandon McGee, Safety JoJo Nicolas, defensive tackle Micanor Regis and safety Vaughn Telemaque were all found to have accepted less than $100 in benefits and must only repay the amount. They will not miss any games. Defensive end Marcus Robinson was investigated but not penalized by the NCAA.
The school also announced wide receiver Aldarius Johnson was suspended indefinitely by coach Al Golden for a violation of team rules.
So add it all up and that’s 8 players Miami will miss Miami’s season opener. Not looking good for the Canes. And it’s only going to get worse. Hurricane Shapiro is a bitch.