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In an 11-month Yahoo! Sports investigation surrounding the University of Miami, Nevin Shapiro and “impermissible benefits” to Miami players, current Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork’s name has appeared as a player that may have received benefits from Shapiro.
The report says that Wilfork accepted $50,000 on behalf of Axcess while he was in Coral Gables.
Wilfork, 29, was the 21st pick in the 2004 NFL Draft and has been named to three pro-bowls while establishing himself as one of the top defensive players in the NFL today.
The latest murmurs out of Miami are just another example of corrupt recruiting and the payment of players in college football. Yahoo!’s report says that Shapiro was involved in: cash payments to players, prostitution payment, jewelery, clothing, housing payments, strip club, meals, and even an abortion payment.
It’s unknown to the extent of Wilfork’s involvement, but stay tuned as more should be known in the coming weeks.