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: Sean Taylor

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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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    Sean Taylor was one of dozens of Hurricanes players named by Nevin Shapiro in recorded interviews with federal agents. During those interviews, the booster admitted supplying countless benefits to an array of Miami players from 2002 to 2010. Shapiro alleges he provided multiple extra benefits to Taylor starting in the player's sophomore season. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:

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  • Allegations: James Bryant

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

    • Drinks and VIP access at nightclubs on multiple occasions. One such incident included a May 2005 event at Mansion nightclub featuring Jay Z.

    • Entertainment on Shapiro's $1.6 million yacht.

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

    • A handful of small cash gifts.

    Corroborating account

    • Yahoo! Sports acquired Shapiro's May 2005 American Express black card statement showing a bill of $9,738 on the night the booster said Bryant

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  • Allegations: Bryan Pata

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    Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges he provided multiple extra benefits to Bryan Pata over the course of his career. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:

    • Trips to nightclubs where Shapiro paid for VIP access and drinks on multiple occasions.

    • Drinks and VIP access in nightclubs on multiple occasions, including a May 2005 event at Mansion nightclub featuring Jay Z.

    • Meals at Miami-area restaurants including an August 2006 at dinner at Italian eatery Grazie.

    • At least one trip to the Pink Pony strip club

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  • Allegations: Vernon Carey

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    Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo of a sleeping Vernon Carey (left) was taken aboard the booster's yacht during a fishing trip in the summer of 2003.

    Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges he provided a handful of extra benefits to Vernon Carey during his junior and senior seasons. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:

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

    • Entertainment on Shapiro's $1.6 million yacht.

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  • Allegations: Andre Johnson

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    Andre Johnson was one of dozens of Hurricanes players named by 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 extra benefits to Johnson in 2002. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:

    • Multiple trips to nightclubs where Shapiro paid for VIP access and drinks.

    Corroborating

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  • Allegations: Anthony Reddick

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    Nevin Shapiro on Anthony Reddick: Play audio

    Anthony Reddick 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 multiple extra benefits to Reddick during his career with the Hurricanes. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:

    • Multiple trips to nightclubs where Shapiro paid for VIP access and drinks.

    • Food, drinks and entertainment at Shapiro's $2.7 million home and $6 million Miami Beach mansion.

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  • Allegations: Joey Corey

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    Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleged that Joey Corey witnessed him committing multiple NCAA violations with Hurricanes football players. Among Shapiro's allegations:

    • Corey encountered Shapiro in nightclubs on multiple occasions with Hurricanes football players.

    • Corey witnessed Hurricanes players being entertained in his $6 million Miami Beach mansion on multiple occasions.

    In Shapiro's words

    • "Like the other equipment managers, I met Joey Corey through Sean Allen. Like Ralph Nogueras, Joey was in my house a number of times when I was entertaining University of Miami players, and also saw me at nightclubs on many occasions with Hurricanes players. He was aware that I was violating NCAA rules on many occasions."

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    Nevin Shapiro's cell phone providers condensed

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  • Allegations: JoJo Nicolas

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

    • Food, drinks and entertainment at his $6 million mansion on multiple occasions.

    • Pool tournaments for cash at his home.

    • Drinks and VIP access at nightclubs on multiple occasions.

    • Food, drinks and entertainment at Lucky Strike Lanes including a “bowling for dollars” tournament over a weekend in September 2008.

    Corroborating accounts

    • Yahoo! Sports acquired Shapiro’s

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  • Allegations: Colin McCarthy

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    Nevin Shapiro on McCarthy: Play audio

    Colin McCarthy 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 multiple extra benefits to McCarthy during the player's career with the Hurricanes. Among the benefits he claims to have provided:

    • Provided food, drinks and entertainment at Shapiro's $6 million mansion on multiple occasions.

    • Played in pool tournaments for cash at Shapiro's home.

    • Provided VIP access

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  • Allegations: Eric Moncur

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    Nevin Shapiro said this photo was taken in his VIP section on the night of Oct. 31, 2008, during a Halloween party at Cameo Theatre in Miami Beach. From left to right are Eric Moncur, Shapiro, Gavin Hardin and Randy Phillips.
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    Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges he provided extra benefits to Eric Moncur during the player’s career with the Hurricanes. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:

    • Food, drinks and entertainment at both Shapiro's $2.7 Miami Beach home and his $6 million Miami Beach mansion.

    • Small cash gifts.

    • Meals at Miami-area restaurants including an August 2006 dinner at Italian

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