The latest Yahoo Sports NCAA investigation is more of the usual: a lot of investigative horsepower and details devoted to NCAA rules that don't make a whole lot of sense in the first place. But, as Barry tweeted, this story, unlike SI's Tressel investigations, has stripper abortions.
And we will put our qualms with Yahoo's practice aside, so long as there are stripper abortions.
In one instance, Shapiro described taking a player to the Pink Pony strip club and paying for a dancer to engage in sex with the athlete. In the ensuing weeks, Shapiro said the dancer called one of his security providers and informed him that the player had gotten her pregnant during the incident. Shapiro said he gave the dancer $500 to have an abortion performed, without notifying the player of the incident.
"I was doing him a favor," the booster said. "That idiot might have wanted to keep [the baby]."
Due to the sensitivity of the allegation, Yahoo! Sports has chosen not to name the player allegedly involved.
They say "due to the sensitivity of the allegation," but they really mean "Because we're no fun." In any event, you know as well as we do that the crack Yahoo! Sports staff—Charles Robinson, who wrote this piece, Dan Wetzel, et. al.—are no match for the best reporting unit in the land, the Deadspin I-Team.
So, I-Team, which Hurricane was it? Keep in mind, it would be someone during the Larry Coker/Randy Shannon era, and not before (Warren Sapp) or after (whatever hapless souls will play on the team this fall). We welcome any and all tips so we can get the truth out there.
Renegade Miami football booster spells out illicit benefits to players [Yahoo! Sports]