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: Jerome McDougle

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    Jerome McDougle 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 McDougle in the months leading up to and during the 2002 season. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:

    • A television from BrandsMart USA for an apartment shared by

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  • Allegations: Courtney Harris

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    Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges he provided multiple extra benefits to Courtney Harris during his two seasons with the Hurricanes. Among the benefits the booster claimed to have provided:

    • Drinks and VIP access in nightclubs on multiple occasions.

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

    • Meals at Miami-area restaurants including an August 2006 and February 2007 dinner at Italian eatery Grazie.

    Corroborating account

    • Yahoo! Sports acquired Shapiro's August 2006 American Express Platinum

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  • 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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    Nevin Shapiro on Taylor: Play audio

    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: Marcus Robinson

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

    • A dinner at Japanese steakhouse Benihana and drinks, VIP access and entertainment at The Cheetah in 2008.

    • Food, drinks and entertainment at Shapiro's $6 million mansion on at least one occasion.

    Corroborating accounts

    • One source corroborated Robinson and other Miami players receiving a dinner at Benihana and a strip club visit to The Cheetah in 2008 which was paid by Shapiro.

    In

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  • Allegations: Graig Cooper

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

    • Lodging on Shapiro's $1.6 million yacht for four days in January 2007.

    • Food, drinks and entertainment at Lucky Strike Lanes in January 2007.

    • Transportation in Shapiro's car in January 2007.

    In Shapiro's words

    • "Graig Cooper stayed on my boat for the

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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: 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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  • 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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