Intrepid Bylaw Blogger John Infante takes Wednesday’s AP report — the one that placed Nevin Shapiro’s nefarious spending totals at around $170,000, well short of the millions he previously claimed — and uses it to help extrapolate what we can safely infer regarding Miami’s Notice of Allegations, which remains unpublished:
While the total value of the benefits is lower, the number of involved individuals is even higher. Yahoo! found 72 athletes involved, while the NCAA had 72 current (at the time) student-athletes, three recruits, and 12 friends and family members of athletes. So in total the case looks like it includes almost 90 individuals, $170,000 in benefits, multiple unethical conduct charges, failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance for a former head coach and a lack of institutional control charge for the university.
A final note of caution: Please do not think we are continuing to implicate Miami’s mascot with our continued attaching of plush ibis photos to posts concerning this story. He’s just so much more photogenic than any of the other principal players.