Charles Robinson

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Charles Robinson is an award-winning writer who has covered the NFL for newspapers in Michigan and Florida. He also has extensive experience reporting on college football. He graduated from Michigan State with a degree in journalism.

  • Allegations: Sam Shields

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    Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges he provided a handful of extra benefits to Sam Shields during his career with the Hurricanes. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:

    • A 42-inch Toshiba flat screen television.

    • Drinks and VIP access in nightclubs.

    • Food, drinks and entertainment at Shapiro's $6 million Miami Beach mansion.

    Corroborating accounts

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  • Allegations: Andrew Williams

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    This photo was taken at Miami’s team awards banquet following the 2002 season. From left to right are Nevin Shapiro, Vince Wilfork and Andrew Williams.
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    Nevin Shapiro on Andrew Williams: Play audio

    Andrew Williams was one of dozens of Hurricanes players named by Nevin Shapiro in recorded interviews with federal agents. During those interviews, the booster admitted supplying benefits to an array of Miami players from 2002 to 2009. Shapiro alleges he provided multiple extra benefits to Williams during the 2002 season. Among the benefits he claims to have provided:

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  • Allegations: Kayne Farquharson

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    Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges he provided an extra benefit to Kayne Farquharson during the 2008 season. The benefit he claimed to have provided:

    • Drinks, VIP access and entertainment for Farquharson and Robert Marve at Solid Gold strip club in Miami. Shapiro said the trip occurred in late August 2008.

    Corroborating accounts

    • One source corroborated Shapiro's account of paying for VIP access, drinks and entertainment for Farquharson to Solid Gold strip club in late August 2008.

    • Yahoo! Sports also acquired the August 2008 bill for Shapiro's American Express

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  • Allegations: Travis Benjamin

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    Nevin Shapiro on Benjamin: Play audio

    Travis Benjamin was one of dozens of Hurricanes players named by Nevin Shapiro in recorded interviews with federal agents. During those interviews, the booster admitted supplying benefits to an array of Miami players from 2002 to 2010. Shapiro said he provided Benjamin with multiple extra benefits starting in the player’s freshman season. Among the benefits Shapiro allegedly provided:

    • Food, drinks and entertainment at Shapiro's $6 million Miami Beach mansion.

    • Played in a pool tournament for cash at Shapiro’s home.

    • Food, drinks and entertainment at Lucky Strike

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  • Allegations: Antonio Dixon

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    Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges he provided a handful of extra benefits to Antonio Dixon during the course of his career with the Hurricanes. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:

    • At least two occasions where Shapiro paid for VIP access and drinks at nightclubs.

    • A dinner at Miami Beach eatery Grazie prior to the 2006 season.

    Corroborating accounts

    • One source corroborated Shapiro providing VIP access and drinks for Dixon in nightclubs.

    In Shapiro's words

    • "He was in the club with us two or three times. … He was at dinner at Café Grazie right before the start of the 2006

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  • Allegations: Orlando Franklin

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    Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges he provided multiple extra benefits to Orlando Franklin during his career with the Hurricanes. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:

    • Food, drinks and entertainment at Shapiro's $6 million Miami Beach mansion on multiple occasions.

    • Drinks and VIP access in nightclubs on multiple occasions.

    • Bounties for plays against defensive linemen.

    • Meals at Miami-area restaurants including a February 2007 dinner at Italian eatery Grazie.

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  • Allegations: Jacory Harris

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    Nevin Shapiro on Harris: Play audio

    Jacory Harris was one of dozens of Hurricanes players named by Nevin Shapiro in recorded interviews with federal agents. During those interviews, the booster admitted supplying benefits to an array of Miami players from 2002 to 2010. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:

    • Food, drinks and entertainment at Shapiro's $6 million Miami Beach mansion.

    • Pool tournaments for cash at Shapiro's home.

    • Drinks and VIP access in nightclubs on a handful of occasions.

    In Shapiro's words

    • "Jacory came by. He was at my house a number of times.

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  • Allegations: Frank Gore

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    Nevin Shapiro on Gore: Play audio

    Frank Gore was one of dozens of Hurricanes players named by Nevin Shapiro in recorded interviews with federal agents. During those interviews, the booster admitted supplying benefits to an array of Miami players from 2002 to 2010. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided to Gore:

    • Lunch with Gore on a handful of occasions.

    • Shapiro also told federal agents in taped interviews that both he and current Miami staffer Sean Allen had knowledge of Shapiro's partner in Axcess Sports – then-NFL

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  • Allegations: Dedrick Epps

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    Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges he provided extra benefits to Dedrick Epps during his career with the Hurricanes. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:

    • Drinks and VIP access on at least two nightclub visits – Cameo Theatre and Mansion in Miami Beach.

    Corroborating account

    • Yahoo! Sports acquired Shapiro's October 2008 American Express Platinum card statement showing a charge to Cameo Theatre for a night the booster said was attended by Epps.

    • One source corroborated Shapiro entertaining Epps with drinks and

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  • Allegations: Calais Campbell

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    Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges he provided extra benefits to Calais Campbell on a handful of occasions during his career. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:

    • Food, drinks and entertainment at Shapiro's $6 million Miami Beach mansion.

    • An August 2006 dinner at Italian eatery Grazie in which Shapiro personally drove Campbell to the restaurant.

    • At least one occasion where Shapiro provided VIP access and drinks at a nightclub.

    Corroborating account

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