Scandals in Sports

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The NCAA found itself amid its latest eye-opening scandal on Aug. 16, when it was reported that a Miami booster, Nevin Shapiro, provided thousands of dollars in illegal benefits to past and present Hurricanes players from 2002 to 2010. Currently imprisoned for his role in a $930 million Ponzi scheme, Shapiro revealed that benefits included prostitutes, cars and paid vacations, among others, many of which were known of by Miami staff and coaches. A whopping 73 athletes were implicated in the report.

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