by David Joaqui
Two things I thought I’d never hear in the same sentence, University of Miami and death penalty. After hearing just the accusations it seems very likely. According to Nevin Shapiro, he gave over 70 University of Miami athletes,money, took them to dinners and parties and even provided prostitutes for them. Just hearing that alone screams death penalty. Look at what happened to Ohio State and USC. A few athletes got caught taking money or receiving some type of benefit from someone and they either got suspended or in Reggie Bush’s case had his Heisman Trophy taken from him and that was only for the players. The schools had to vacate wins and championships, and will not be able to participate in the next few bowl games. All these actions were for a couple players. Over 70 is a whole team, plus more. Not to mention that some of the coachs apparently knew what was going on between Shapiro and some of the players. To say that Donna Shalala didn’t know anything about the situation is very hard to believe. She took money from Shapiro, some could say she was blinded by all those zeros, but you have to open your eyes. It’s not all about the money. It’s about the players, the school, and what the U represents. As much as I hope that this blows over, I doubt it will and might just get worse.
As long as I breathe, a Cane I will be.