Miami Avoids Serious Sanctions From NCAA

Coral Gables, FL---The University of Miami is getting what amounts to a slap on the wrist you could say, in the wake of that two and a half year investigation by the NCAA, which alleged improper benefits by a now imprisoned booster, Nevin Shapiro.

Miami will not face any additional bowl bans, clearing the way for the 6-0 and 7th ranked Hurricanes to play in a bowl game this year.

The punishment, just three scholarships lost over the next three years each, and the entire athletic program goes on probation.

Miami did self impose a two year bowl ban that took effect the two previous seasons, which helped mitigate the punishment.

Shapiro's a convicted ponzi schemer who gained access to coaches and players, hosting parties for student-athletes and recruits at his home, on his yacht, and in strip clubs. He also alleged to have doled out cash and gifts to student athletes and recruits alike.

All while athletic department officials either looked the other way or had their collective head in the sand.