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: 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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  • 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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  • Allegations: DeQuan Jones

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    Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges he engaged in an NCAA violation in the recruiting of basketball player DeQuan Jones. Shapiro's allegation:

    • The booster alleges that in the early summer of 2008, he was made aware by assistant coach Jake Morton that a member of Jones' family required $10,000 to ensure the player's commitment. Shapiro said Morton met the booster at his Miami Beach mansion to pick up the money, where the transaction was witnessed by current Miami football staffer Sean Allen. According to Shapiro, it was Allen who went to Shapiro's safe and removed the $10,000 in

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  • Allegations: Anthony Reddick

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    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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  • 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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    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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