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Things looking bad for Miami: NCAA gives former players an ultimatum

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The NCAA has delivered a new and disturbing ultimatum to numerous former University of Miami football players: Either talk to us or we’ll believe Nevin Shapiro’s claims against you.

The NCAA last week mailed a letter to former players that allegedly committed NCAA violations by accepting gifts from Shapiro, including dinners, prostitutes, trips to nightclubs, cash and other perks. Shapiro told the NCAA that 114 players committed violations; Yahoo previously identified 72 of them.

Only players who were playing college football at the time the investigation was launched are required to speak to the NCAA. Thirteen current or former UM football players did so in 2011. So the players who were sent the letter last week are no longer playing college football; some are in the NFL.

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I don't get what the NCAA is trying to get out of this, are you going to penalize an organization for something so long ago?

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### Keep this in mind: Shapiro claims player violations started in 2002, but the NCAA’s four-year statue of limitations doesn’t apply when there’s a longstanding pattern of willful violations that continues into the past four years. The NCAA previously told UM that it will consider invoking that “willful violators” clause.

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It's not a huge surprise to be honest. With players so committed to the school -- even after they are gone -- and the location and type of players we get. A lot of our players are from the Miami area anyways. Miami Northwestern and schools like that are in the biggest ghettos in the south. These kids playing are coming from troubled pasts trying to make it for themselves and being offered things like this from someone who you look up to could make it seem like it's okay. No defense for doing it, but it's not very surprising.

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