Sports Agent/Booster Blows The Whistle On His Whole Operation Exposing Many NFL Players



Yahoo Sports did a crazy investigation on Navin Shapiro (pictured above with Kellen Winslow) of Axcess Sports & Entertainment, a University of Miami booster who is now locked up for a $930 Ponzi scheme. He is basically snitching for revenge against the football players and coaches he once helped that turned their back on him when he needed them the most.  The Yahoo article is a long read but here are a few excerpts:

Ultimately, what documents show is a booster who broke NCAA rules while simultaneously making tens of thousands of dollars in annual contributions to Miami’s athletic program. All while incurring massive bills aligning himself socially with a stable of Miami players. A stable that features multiple elite players such as Wilfork, Beason, Andre Johnson, Devin Hester, Kellen Winslow Jr., Antrel Rolle and many more – including at least 12 players currently on the Hurricanes roster.

 

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Yahoo! Sports has detailed Shapiro’s specific allegations involving 73 players (Shapiro claims he gave impermissible benefits to 72), seven coaches and three support staff members who he said either received illicit benefits, witnessed the booster giving them, or played some role in his improper activity

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Shapiro said he violated NCAA rules with the knowledge or direct participation of at least six coaches – Clint Hurtt, Jeff Stoutland and Aubrey Hill on the football staff, and Frank Haith, Jake Morton and Jorge Fernandez on the basketball staff. Multiple sources told Yahoo! Sports Shapiro also violated NCAA rules with football assistant Joe Pannunzio, although the booster refused to answer any questions about that relationship. Shapiro also named assistant football equipment manager Sean Allen as someone who engaged in rulebreaking, and equipment managers Ralph Nogueras and Joey Corey as witnesses to some of his impropriety.

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Prostitution: Shapiro named 39 Miami players or prospective recruits who he says received prostitution paid for by the booster. Due to the sensitivity of the claims, Yahoo! Sports has chosen not to reveal the names of the players Shapiro claims were involved. However, two players confirmed the booster paid for sexual favors for themselves and others during their careers with the Hurricanes.

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Jewelry/clothing/travel/televisions/rims: Various gifts were provided for a variety of reasons – sometimes as tokens to celebrate special occasions, other times as recruiting inducements for Shapiro’s agency, Axcess Sports. The booster said he doled out tens of thousands of dollars in jewelry for players, including watches (Tavares Gooden and Antrel Rolle), diamond-studded dog tags (Sean Taylor) and an engagement ring (Devin Hester). He also spent thousands of dollars on suits and clothing for Hester, Gooden and McGahee at Fashion Clothiers – purchases that were confirmed to Yahoo! Sports by the store’s owner, Shelly Bloom.

Shapiro bought plane tickets for two of McGahee’s female acquaintances to attend the 2002 Heisman Trophy ceremony and flew D.J. Williams’ mother from California to Miami to spend time with her son and meet with Shapiro’s partner at Axcess Sports, Michael Huyghue.

Televisions were purchased for Andrew Williams and Sam Shields, and the booster said he also gave Hester cash to buy rims for his SUV.

 

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Abortion: 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.

 

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Names and details of players and coaches:

 


It's so much more to this story. Poor a drink and read all the tea he has spilled over at Yahoo Sports. Miami college sports will never be the same...

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Comment by livelife25 on August 17, 2011 at 12:16am
oh my damn.....he should have done like everyone else and written a book and gotten paid for his knowledge *rolls eyes*
Comment by Baller Alert on August 17, 2011 at 9:18am
@livelife25 He in jail for 20 years so he salty
Comment by blackfujones on August 17, 2011 at 10:01am
like this s*** aint commonplace. dude got his hand caught in the cookie jar and now he wants to snitch.  every booster/agent does this so its no damn secret.  and now I know why my people are getting out this game, s*** done changed.
Comment by Siren on August 17, 2011 at 10:20am
Honor and loyalty are dead... Bitchassness is an epidemic of epic proportions..
Comment by Baller Alert on August 17, 2011 at 10:53am
This is what the players do on yacht parties? lol
Comment by Caramel_Mimi on August 17, 2011 at 11:02am
Wow... Smh...
Comment by CCD is Workin on a baller 4 she on August 17, 2011 at 11:40am

He can't make any money off his story because it is against the law for a criminal to make money off a crime he was convicted of doing. So the only way for him to get even is for free. Damn. Somebody should have made sure his commissary stayed straight. smh

Comment by Denise on August 17, 2011 at 12:41pm
His ass is in jail and cooperating with the government about the b******* he was doing and decided to throw in a few athletes along with it......hoping to get his sentence reduced.....These f*&king boosters kill me......Just nerds that got rich, but still wanna hang out with the "popular jocks".....spend their last dime to kick it and be seen with them.....and once the s*** hits the fan all bets are off! The NCAA almost sets these boys up to get caught up in this......when your making millions upon millions of dollars for your school and don't have gas $$ or can't even afford to go on a date, this is gonna happen. The NCAA is tantamount to slave labor.
Comment by Ms. Ashley Banks on August 17, 2011 at 4:27pm

I'm with Siren, where is the loyalty?

 

Honestly, black men, especially athletes, are not loyal. At all. I've watched  guys in my family fall off from the NCAA, pro leagues, politics, ministry, etc. White guys and other ethnic groups will have each others' backs. Let a white boy get popped for a DUI, he's got cheerleaders, teammates, boosters, everyone waiting on him when he finishes his two week sentence. Also, white guys will pay up. If a white athlete had been faced with the same situation as Reggie Bush, I guarantee you someone would have written that check for the guy to stay quiet.

 

A brother gets arrested for disorderly conduct and is released the next morning, he's taking the bus home and cleaning out his dorm room and being expelled. No one will stand up for him or fight in his favor. If you're black, you're on your own.

Comment by The Philly Habesha Diva on August 17, 2011 at 10:15pm
@Denise PREACH!!!! The only way the bball players at my college made any money was to work over the summer for the head coach's bball camp. They couldn't go on vacation and they were ALWAYS together. Every minute of their life was planned.

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