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Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

Posted on: August 25, 2011 7:29 pm
Edited on: August 26, 2011 6:12 am
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Miami has declared eight football players ineligible and begun the NCAA student-athlete reinstatement process, according to The Miami Herald.

Quarterback Jacory Harris was the only player named in the report as being ineligible, which stems from alleged extra benefits provided by former Hurricanes booster Nevin Shapiro. Four other players, according to the report, were cleared because they accepted fewer than $100 in benefits and can repay the amounts to a charity of their choice in order to play.

It is not known if the ineligible players will complete the reinstatement process in time for Miami's first game against Maryland on September 5. The university was expected to get the proceedings started early in hopes that the NCAA can determine their status for the season opener sooner. Speaking earlier Thursday, head coach Al Golden delayed releasing a depth chart due to the uncertain status of so many players involved in the investigation.

“We'll practice enough guys because we don't know what the future brings,” Golden said. “Hopefully we'll find out in the near future if there are any suspensions or penalties and we'll adjust accordingly.”

Golden said ACC rules require depth charts to be released on Tuesday but that Miami was working with the conference and with the Terrapins to coordinate its release.

At least 12 players involved in the NCAA probe practiced Thursday afternoon according to reports.


Comments

Since: Jul 28, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2011 5:22 pm
 

Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

Contact TUOS and find out how to cheat and make them eligible..Jess Sayin




We can also teach you how to kick the living crap out of your rival year after year.



Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 2:45 pm
 

Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

In the end it all comes down to the choices that the players make.  They know that from the beginning that they cannot except any gifts from anyone.  They knew excatly what they were getting themselves into when they started hanging around Shapiro.  They knew what kind of person he was because he had been a booster for so long at the program.



Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 2:31 pm
 

Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

There has been ALOT of "secret discussion" among ALOT of the bigger schools around the country about doing that. It would Crush the NCAA. If ALL the "Big Schools" that are fed up with the way things are run left, the Remaining NCAA schools would be considered to most Div.II!

@swaprat444
Nobody is saying the NCAA has done a good job. Your stating a problem without a resolution. Sure there are schools that do not like the way things are being done. Simple fact is there cant be complete anarchy. The BCS system is most notably is NCAA's biggest gripe.

I heard a suggestion about players being able to leave after one year  (the one and done rule) like college basketball. I think that would eliminate some of the booster issues. Another was an athletic allowance for players, nothing substantial but enough a player could equate to a part-time job. Some of that would have to come out of these heaping sums of money they are throwing at the coaches.
Finally more of the bowl procedes go to the NCAA so they can expand their investigative resources. Maybe we should through a playoff system in there as well to eliminate the BCS issue.



Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: August 26, 2011 2:04 pm
 

Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

I just love the big bad NCAA. If the NCAA truly cared about what was going on in college football, they (the NCAA) would take control over all compliance departments in every school participating in NCAA sports. They have the financial means to do so. I'd say employ 4 or 5 individuals per school or region, and have the universities to have a liaison in place for simple communication. If the NCAA was truly concerned about it's image, then it (the NCAA) would rule on suspensions of players that get arrested. Is breaking rules more punishable that breaking the law? I agree that players who break the rules should be punished, but they should be severely punished if they break the law. I understand that legal matters takes time, but there is no way that a criminal (star RB from Nebraska) should be allowed to play in a National Championship game after he beats up his girlfriend, while a star player (Dez Bryant) loses the rest of his college career, because he was taken out to lunch. Yes, yes, I know, he lied to the BIG BAD NCAA. The NCAA will never want to take over compliance because they would then find out that they cannot stop what is going on.

Ask yourselves something. What if Nevin Shapiro was a fan of your school? Would he have been stopped? I don't want to deflect what happened at Miami onto others, but let’s say YOU were in your car driving on the freeway, and everyone was going 15mph over the speed limit. If a cop decided to randomly pull you over, how would you feel about that? How would you feel if the cop singled you out because you were turned in by another speeder, who themselves, had just robbed a bank, is over the limit drunk, and molested a few children. Apples to oranges, yes, but they are both sweet.

 




Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 1:41 pm
 

Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

UM can leave the NCAA any time they wish.  No one is forcing them to be a member.

@NoleCav.  Maybe we should. There has been ALOT of "secret discussion" among ALOT of the bigger schools around the country about doing that. It would Crush the NCAA. If ALL the "Big Schools" that are fed up with the way things are run left, the Remaining NCAA schools would be considered to most Div.II! And, dont think Florida State wouldnt be one of the first to jump on the BandWagon!! Along with OSU, USC, NC, GT, Oregon, LSU, BAMA, Utah, Boise St, etc..etc.. Do you really think ANY of the "Big Scools" will want to be left behind!
? NOPE! Ya Know, Youre Right! It's in Our Destiny to be Trend-Setters. Once Again! Maybe we WILL Leave! (Just one Cane Fan rantin-n-ravin. Sorry guys.)



Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

Well I have no love for Miami since I'm a FSU fan. I believe there should be penalties against those players. The NCAA should continue their investigation into the lack of institutional control. I believe there has been infractions overlooked in almost every level of the program. Paul Dee? How on earth could he have the attitude he had while being on the NCAA commision and handing down fines to other programs. How was Shapiro allowed to get into a confrontation with the UM complaince officer after a game and then to be called afterwards by the university to smooth things over. I can go on and on. But the problem lies in the punishment. New AD, New Coach. Maybe they should follow suit with the USC punishment. Anything more is a program wrecker. It will also hurt the ACC. I just hope thats as far as it goes. I was also hoping they would self impose the sanctions to show they are serious about cleanning this up.



Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: August 26, 2011 12:49 pm
 

Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

This is not good.

Now the school has decided to sacrifice players because the AD and coach could not control the program. The potentiall loss of dollars means that to succor the NCAA, its time to replace a bus with a tank.

Sad state of affairs to curry favour from a self indulgent non-profit, outdated organization that has no legal jurisdiction in America to prevent private facilities from earning revenue (see right to work legislation).

I feel sorry for the students as well. Be they Canes or any other school that affiliates themselves with this oppressive organization. If there were no dollars at stake, we would not be having this conversation. 



UM can leave the NCAA any time they wish.  No one is forcing them to be a member.



Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: August 26, 2011 12:45 pm
 

Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

Contact TUOS and find out how to cheat and make them eligible..Jess Sayin'



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 12:28 pm
 

Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

wpsscooter,

Right on the money!
Regardless of whether the athletes are making the universities millions of dollars from their athletic ability, if they are breaking the rules, then they are breaking the rules.  Like you said, they ACCEPTED that scholarship and along with that, the rules that govern it. It is no different than Joe Shmoe signing a contract with some company - he would still be bound by that contract.

If they want different rules then they better get the NCAA to change them. Otherwise the rules are what the rules are.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: August 26, 2011 12:28 pm
 

Report: Eight Miami players declared ineligible

This is not good.

Now the school has decided to sacrifice players because the AD and coach could not control the program. The potentiall loss of dollars means that to succor the NCAA, its time to replace a bus with a tank.

Sad state of affairs to curry favour from a self indulgent non-profit, outdated organization that has no legal jurisdiction in America to prevent private facilities from earning revenue (see right to work legislation).

I feel sorry for the students as well. Be they Canes or any other school that affiliates themselves with this oppressive organization. If there were no dollars at stake, we would not be having this conversation. 


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