By: Dan Hauser
Miami is up next for the NCAA
On the wake of Penn State receiving “unprecedented” sanctions from the NCAA, and with reports coming out that if they had not accepted the penalties given they were looking at a 4 year “death penalty”, one has to question what is in store for the University of Miami. With the NCAA putting Penn State in the rear view mirror they now turn their focus back to the Hurricanes and back to the scandal involving Nevin Shapiro. If things haven’t been bad enough for Miami this off season a new report has surfaced that there was an equipment manager on the team that was an associate of Shapiro and performed unofficial recruiting tactics. On top of that, the report also states that Coach Al Golden hired him AFTER the initial Shapiro reports surfaced last year.
Players, coaches, parents, and even Al Golden have all vehemently denied these new reports and stand by the fact that the program has been and will continue to be run cleanly. However, with the recent departure of Storm Johnson and the dismissal of Ray-Ray Armstrong you would have to think that these would send up red flags as to the validity of the report.
These are not easy times for fans of the school and program, and with football season one month away it is definitely putting Canes fans on edge. If in fact these latest reports are true you have to wonder if the punishment that Penn State received will seem minimal in comparison to what the University of Miami gets. Loss of scholarships, bowl bans, or even worse the dreaded “death penalty”, all we can do is wait for the NCAA to make their final ruling.