Luther Campbell Allegedly Named As Miami University Football Benefactor
Luke Caught In Massive U of Miami Scandal; Rapper Denies Charges Of Illegal Gifts, Cash, Women
Nevin Shapiro was sentenced in June to 20 years in prison for masterminding a $930 million Ponzi scheme, plus he was ordered to pay more than $82 million in restitution to investors.
Shapiro spoke to Yahoo! Sports and admitted that he provided extra benefits to 72 of the university’s football players and other athletes between 2002 and 2010. So how does Luther Campbell play into this?
Well Nevin claims that he took over for the mayoral candidate in Miami as the team’s benefactor. He claims that he became “Little Luke.”
Campbell however had this to say, “First of all, I have never been a UM booster. I have never given a dime to the school. I have and always will support the players and the program out of civic pride, but I never violated any NCAA rules when I was the team’s biggest fan in the 1980s.
And I definitely would not have ever paid for a stripper to abort a baby allegedly fathered by a UM football player like Shapiro claims he did.”
Shapiro says he gave money, cars, yacht trips, jewelry, televisions and other gifts to a list of players including Vince Wilfork, Jon Beason, Antrel Rolle, Devin Hester, Willis McGahee and the late Sean Taylor.
Luke says it was always about community service for him and Nevin is upset that he couldn’t get players to invest in his scheme or come to his rescue.