Miami Investigation

Allegations: Aubrey Hill

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Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges Aubrey Hill was present when the booster violated NCAA rules by having impermissible contact with three recruits in 2008. Among Shapiro’s allegations:

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• On a Friday night in 2008, Hill and recruiting coordinator Clint Hurtt were on hand when three recruits – Andre Debose, Ray-Ray Armstrong and Dyron Dye – were brought to Shapiro’s $6 million Miami Beach mansion for the purposes of the booster recruiting the players. Hill was on hand while Shapiro toured the players through his home and made a pitch to lure their commitment to Miami. Shapiro said the visit – which also included the booster taking the players out in his $200,000 Mercedes S65 – was arranged by Hurtt.

Corroborating accounts

• One source corroborated Shapiro’s account of Hill and Clint Hurtt being present when the booster had impermissible recruiting contact at his mansion with Andre Debose, Ray-Ray Armstrong and Dyron Dye.

In Shapiro’s words

• “Aubrey Hill came to my house – he was the receivers coach – he came to my house with Clint Hurtt. They were recruiting three players from Sanford, [Fla.] Seminole County. I think in Orlando. [The players were] Andre Debose, Dyron Dye and Ray-Ray Armstrong. I walked those kids through my closet, and there was a very specific recruiting pitch that I gave after showing these kids the UM jerseys I had, which was about 50 of them. He was part of that, and that was my encounter with Aubrey Hill.”


The University of Florida declined to make Hill available for comment, spokesman Steve McClain said.

Charles Robinson is the senior investigative reporter for Yahoo! Sports. Follow him on Twitter. Send Charles a question or comment for potential use in a future column or webcast.
Updated Tuesday, Aug 16, 2011

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