Lawyer Who Aided NCAA's Miami Investigation Faces Ethics Charges

Yesterday, the Florida Bar formally filed ethics charges against Maria Elena Perez, the attorney who represented booster Nevin Shapiro and helped the NCAA illegally obtain evidence against the University of Miami. Perez is accused of 15 separate violations of Bar rules, in providing help for the investigation that… » 4/15/14 11:56am Tuesday 11:56am

A Three-Man Front Is A Late-Game Defensive Formation For Suckers

The weekend, as I watched the absurd denouement of the Northwestern-Michigan game, something struck me as familiar — beyond the now-routine bumblefuckery that inspires the Wildcats to turn fourth-quarter leads into triple-overtime losses. No, it wasn't simply that Michigan drove in the dregs of game clock to kick the… » 11/20/13 8:09pm 11/20/13 8:09pm

NCAA DQs Colgate Kid For A Year For Playing Church-League Hoops

The NCAA has truly been on a run of first-rate justice lately. It penalized reigning Heisman winner and shirtless mugshot male model Johnny Manziel 30 minutes of playing time for maybe just maybe getting paid cash money for signing autographs. It spelunked around the University of Miami's most sordid institutional… » 11/06/13 11:23pm 11/06/13 11:23pm

This Is What It Looks Like When The NCAA Loses

The NCAA's long, dirty investigation of Miami's booster scandal has puttered to an end without any further postseason ban. In addition to the Hurricanes' self-imposed penalty that saw them sit out the last two bowl seasons, Miami will lose nine football scholarships and three basketball scholarships over the next three … » 10/22/13 10:10am 10/22/13 10:10am

The NCAA's Enforcement Division Is A Mess, And That's A Good Thing

This week's Sports Illustrated (print edition) includes a lengthy rundown of the bureaucratic troubles plaguing the NCAA's enforcement division. SI's take: That the ineptitude created by these troubles is preventing the NCAA from properly administering its rulebook. SI treats this as a problem, as something we all… » 6/12/13 7:42pm 6/12/13 7:42pm

A Miami Player Filed A Police Report Over The NCAA's "Intimidation"

On Friday, UM defensive lineman Dyron Dye filed an incident report with Coral Gables police, claiming NCAA investigators coerced him into giving certain answers regarding their investigation into the Hurricanes' potential violations. Why yes, this giant mess can get messier. » 6/04/13 10:58am 6/04/13 10:58am

No, Notorious Hamper-Pooper Najeh Davenport Was Not Arrested After A…

Najeh Davenport is not a robber, although he did shit into a woman's laundry hamper one time. For a short time today, it seemed like Davenport was both a thief and a hamper-pooper, as it was reported by multiple outlets that Miami-Dade Police had arrested Davenport in connection with a robbery following a chase that… » 4/11/13 4:49pm 4/11/13 4:49pm

The NCAA's Miami Investigation Didn't Actually Stop Using Unethical…

The NCAA fucked up its investigation of Miami in oh so many ways. But the single largest fuck-up, the one that required a timeout in the case for an outside investigation of its practices, was the NCAA paying the lawyer of imprisoned booster Nevin Shapiro to help them gather evidence. The independent probe found that… » 3/28/13 10:59am 3/28/13 10:59am

NCAA Investigator Asked Judge To Take It Easy On Convicted Ponzi…

An NCAA investigator wrote a letter on Nevin Shapiro's behalf before his 2011 sentencing, the Associated Press reported last night. This should feel surprising: The NCAA is nominally devoted to preserving beautiful, ancient Greek ideals: competitive integrity, athletic amateurism, and scholarship, while Nevin Shapiro… » 3/07/13 4:00pm 3/07/13 4:00pm