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: Tyrone Moss

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    Tyrone Moss 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 alleges he provided a handful of extra benefits to Moss during his career with the Hurricanes. Among the benefits he claims to have provided:

    • A $1,000 cash payment on his first meeting with Moss.

    • Entertainment on Shapiro's $1.6 million yacht.

    Corroborating accounts

    • Moss confirmed to Yahoo!

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  • Allegations: Jeff Stoutland

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    Nevin Shapiro alleges that Jeff Stoutland was present when he had impermissible contact with offensive line recruit Matt Patchan in the summer of 2007. Among Shapiro’s allegations:

    • Stoutland joined a second coach, identified by two sources as then-assistant Joe Pannunzio, at Shapiro's $6 million Miami Beach mansion for a recruiting pitch to offensive line prospect Matt Patchan. The visit, which Shapiro and two sources said occurred in the summer of 2007, included

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  • Allegations: Howard Clark

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    This photo was taken at Miami’s team awards banquet following the 2002 season. From left to right are Sean Taylor, Nevin Shapiro (showing his 2001 Hurricanes national championship ring) and Howard Clark.
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    Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges he provided multiple extra benefits to Howard Clark during the 2002 season. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:

    • Drinks and VIP access at nightclubs on multiple occasions.

    In Shapiro's words

    • "Howard Clark was a player when I first got started with

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  • Allegations: Javon Nanton

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    Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges he provided multiple extra benefits to Javon Nanton during the player's career with the Hurricanes. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:

    • Drinks and VIP access in nightclubs on multiple occasions.

    • Food, drinks and entertainment at Shapiro's $2.7 million Miami Beach home on multiple occasions.

    • Entertainment on Shapiro's $1.6 million yacht and personal watercraft.

    • A $250 bounty for a sack in a 27-7 win over Virginia Tech on Nov. 5, 2005.

    Nevin Shapiro said this photo was taken prior to a fishing trip on his $1.6 million yacht in 2003. From left to right are Javon Nanton,
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  • Allegations: Santonio Thomas

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    Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges he provided multiple extra benefits to Santonio Thomas during the player's career with the Hurricanes. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:

    • Meals at Miami area restaurants.

    • Entertainment on Shapiro's $1.6 million yacht.

    • Food, drinks and entertainment during private parties at venues rented out by Shapiro.

    Corroborating accounts

    • One source corroborated Thomas being entertained aboard Shapiro's yacht.

    • Yahoo! Sports also acquired a photo of Thomas at a dinner with Shapiro, Jonathan Vilma and

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  • Allegations: Travis Benjamin

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    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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    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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    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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