Chicago Sun-Times

Hester among those mentioned in upcoming tell-all Miami book

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A former Miami football booster told the Miami Herald that the Hurricanes' program is guilty of major NCAA violations involving over 100 former players.

Nevin Shapiro told the Herald that he is putting all the allegations in a book titled "The Real U: 2001 to 2010. Inside the Eye of the Hurricane."
"I want to make the average fan aware of what really exists under that uniform," Shapiro told the newspaper. "They might be great players, but they're certainly not great people."

Shapiro told the paper he feels abandoned by several former Hurricanes standouts, including Bears receiver Devin Hester.

"Once the players became pros, they turned their back on me. It made me feel like a used friend," Shapiro was quoted as saying.

My take: In addition to being hurt, Shapiro is clearly desperate for money, to repay his debts, since he's facing a lengthy prison sentence for allegedly running a Ponzi scheme.

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Your take doesn't make much sense. First, he's already in jail and coming clean on UM doesn't help him any. Second, he doesn't get to keep any of the money he would make on the book anyway. He's just trying to get back at Miami for breaking promises it made to him to keep quiet about these violations. Which makes them very likely true, and very likely to have a HUGE impact in Coral Gables.

NARC! Didn't anyone tell you nobody likes a snitch. That says a lot about you and why nobody is your friend. Nevin you are a tool and nobody will believe your desperate ways.

Herbert... the fact that he wants to get back at a program makes the comments more likely to be true???? Actually that makes it less likely to be true. Get the facts... he is angry with Miami players that they did not sign on with him to be his agent and he is trying to get back at them (he was trying to set up a sports marketing company and it failed). He is angry with Randy Shannon that Shannon would not return his calls and did not want him to have anything to do with the program. What he is saying may or may not be true, but it damages his credibility, not strengthens it, that he is basically a jilted lover and wants revenge.

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