Miami bans boosters from sidelines

September 12, 2011

Nevin Shapiro on the Miami sidelines prior to kick-off.

The Miami Hurricanes are tightening access between players and boosters thanks to ponzi schemer architect Nevin Shapiro claiming to have provided 72 players with extra benefits during an eight-year span.  Beginning this Saturday when Miami hosts #17 Ohio State, boosters are no longer allowed on Miami’s sidelines during home football games.

Field access passes will be restricted and only handed out on a very limited basis.  Administrators, donors, trustees and even former Miami players, on certain occasions, will be granted field-access passes, but must stay in designated areas and must have a university escort.

On numerous occasions, Shapiro was seen on the Miami sidelines wearing Miami jerseys and talking to players and other big time donors.  Under university president Donna Shalala’s new policy, a scene like that will no longer happen and will not be tolerated under any circumstance.

For Hurricane fans, this is just the beginning of restrictions and regulations Miami must enact to temper the NCAA’s mood before infractions are handed down.

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