The NCAA now looking into possible rules violations concerning U.M. football players.

By: AP
By: AP

MIAMI (AP) -- An attorney says NCAA investigators are visiting the University of Miami campus looking into claims that more than a dozen former or current players received gifts and services from a convicted Ponzi schemer.
An attorney says Nevin Shapiro has told the NCAA he provided players with the use of a yacht and other favors. Shapiro and his attorney, Maria Elena Perez, have been talking with the NCAA about the matter for a couple of months, and she says investigators were on campus Monday.
University officials didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.
The 42-year-old Shapiro was sentenced in June by a New Jersey federal judge to 20 years in prison for his role in an investment fraud scheme.


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