|Former Miami All American and current Tampa Bay|
Tight End Kellen Winslow II with Shapiro
Why is Shapiro spilling the beans now? Shapiro, now in jail, feels as though he is being betrayed and forgotten about after giving so much to these players. "Some of those players--a lot of those players--we used to say we were a family" Shapiro said "Well, who do you go to for help when you need it? You go to your family. Why the hell wouldn't I go to them?"
With these recent revelations the Miami program will likely join SMU and be the second team College Football team to be given the "Death Penalty" by the NCAA, the "Death Penalty" is the harshest punishment given out by the NCAA and bans the school from participating in the sport for a year. After all that happened with "The U" back in the 80's and 90's and now that the NCAA knows that again the program broke major rules we will likely see huge consequences for Miami and a major crackdown in the rest of College Football.
If the Hurricanes get the dreaded "Death Penalty" from the NCAA then it could be a long time till the program gets back to notoriety. Keep in mind that this is a team that has won 5 national championships! It took SMU 20 years to get back to a bowl game in the football rich state of Texas after their "Death Penalty" and if the Hurricanes get the same sentence they hope to bounce back quicker but don't expect it to be less then a decade.