Devin Hester Implicated in U. of Miami Scandal

I think this story is going to get very nasty. I suspect that there will be several players in the league that may be exposed. This is the last thing the NFL needs as it tries to move forward with this almost blown season.

The University of Miami's football program is the latest to feel heat because some of its players received gifts and money, in violation of NCAA regulations. High profile Hurricane booster Nevin Shapiro, currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for masterminding a $930 million Ponzi scheme, claimed in a Yahoo! Sports interview to have paid 72 Miami players, including Bears wide receiver/kick returner Devin Hester between 2002 and 2010.

Hester allegedly received a bounty of gifts worthy of a "Price is Right" Showcase Showcase. Yahoo! Sports reported Hester received multiple cash gifts and performance bounties; money for an engagement ring; rims for his SUV; tickets to a Miami Heat playoff game; drinks and VIP access at nightclubs; multiple meals at Miami-area restaurants; stays at Shapiro's $2.7 million Miami Beach home; entertainment on Shapiro's $1.6 million yacht; a suit, shoes and other clothing.

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