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Miami misdeeds could be trouble for Kansas State

Posted on: August 16, 2011 8:51 pm
Edited on: August 16, 2011 11:40 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

If you're anything like me, you're still trying to wrap your brain around the latest Yahoo! Sports bomb to be detonated, this time at Miami. Unfortunately for plenty of schools around the country, the allegations made against the Miami football program aren't confined to Coral Gables. They even stretch as far as Manhattan, Kansas and the Kansas State football program.

Current Kansas State linebacker and former Miami linebacker Arthur Brown is one of the many players that former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro claims he provided with a variety of benefits while they attended the school. To make matters worse for Kansas State, Brown's brother Bryce Brown -- Kansas State's running back -- was present when his brother received some of these benefits.

Here's a list of the benefits allegedly received by Arthur Brown.

- A dinner at Benihana and a trip to a strip club called The Cheetah in which Shapiro paid for all of Brown's food, drinks and private entertainment at the club.

- Lunch for Brown at Smith and Wollensky's with Brown, his parents, brother Bryce Brown and adviser Brian Butler which totaled $532. A bill paid for by Shapiro.

- Two rooms at the Continental Oceanfront Hotel for Brown, his family and adviser totaling $1,110.19. Paid for by Shapiro.

- Food, drinks and entertainment at Lucky Strike Lanes on at least one occasion.

- Food, drinks and entertainment during pool tournaments at Shapiro's mansion.

- Transportation from Miami staffer Sean Allen at the direction of Shapiro.

At the time of Bryce Brown's visits he was being recruited by Miami.

“[Arthur] also wanted me to meet his brother," Shapiro told Yahoo."Who was going to be the No. 1 recruited player coming out of high school that following year named Bryce Brown. I set up a trip for his mom, dad and spiritual adviser – which is another name for an agent – Brian Butler. They all came in from Kansas. I put them up at a hotel on Miami Beach.” 

This is not good news at all for Kansas State, as the team was counting on both the Brown brothers to be major contributors to the team this season. At this point, if Bill Snyder and the Kansas State staff chooses to let them play they run the risk of playing ineligible players which could lead to vacated wins and violations at Kansas State.

So, as you can see, this story is not just Miami's problem.

Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: August 19, 2011 9:09 am

Get the facts

It's time for people to stop reporting on "twitter" news.

“Kansas State University has been in communication with the NCAA," sports information director Kenny Lannou said in a statement. "Regarding Arthur Brown and Bryce Brown, the NCAA staff has informed the institution that it has no concerns about their eligibility to compete at K-State.  Kansas State University does not comment on NCAA investigations at other institutions and will have no further comment."

Since: Aug 17, 2011
Posted on: August 17, 2011 11:14 am

Miami misdeeds could be trouble for Kansas State

Funny remarks...considering all the factually aired misdeeds going on in lawrence the last several years.

Since: Aug 17, 2011
Posted on: August 17, 2011 6:28 am

Miami misdeeds could be trouble for Kansas State

Isn't this funny, K State having players who accepted illegal benfits. This has been going on for YEARS at K State. Hell they had a full time coach beat the hell out of a fan in Aggieville under Snyder's watch and no one heard a peep about  it. Bill Snyder is not the squeaky clean grand pa that eveyone thinks he is. If K State plays either on of the Brown brothers they should be kicked out of the Big 12.

Rock Chalk

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: August 16, 2011 10:36 pm

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown...

Fire...I'll take you to burn.  Fire...I'll take you to learn.

Sorry, I was having a 60's flashback there.   These guys are going to watch their scholarships burn, though, and they might learn something from the experience.  So, I guess the song is relevant, in an irreverent kind of way.  
Seriously, though, there is no way KSU can afford to play either player until the NCAA rules him eligible.   

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 9:59 pm

Miami misdeeds could be trouble for Kansas State

In the busting of heads I would hope you include decertification of the program for several years.  If not involved the present coaches would continue to recieve their salaries and players wishing to stay continue of scholarship.  Only difference just no games, no bowls, no Final Fours.  With revenue going out and nothing coming in the alums would soon enough get involved and the "crap will stop" or at least be diminished greatly.

Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: August 16, 2011 9:43 pm

Miami misdeeds could be trouble for Kansas State

Come on guys, it is time to clean this crap up, once and for all.  Too much for too long is not an excuse.  Winning games and TV contracts can be done without the sleaze merchants we all can easily recognize, even from a distance.  Bust some freaking heads of organizations, put some boosters in jail, and take away the TV from several and this crap will stop.

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