Miami Investigation

Allegations: Courtney Harris

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Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges he provided multiple extra benefits to Courtney Harris during his two seasons with the Hurricanes. Among the benefits the booster claimed to have provided:

• Drinks and VIP access in nightclubs on multiple occasions.

• Food, drinks and entertainment at Shapiro’s $6 million Miami Beach mansion.

• Meals at Miami-area restaurants including an August 2006 and February 2007 dinner at Italian eatery Grazie.

Corroborating account

• Yahoo! Sports acquired Shapiro’s August 2006 American Express Platinum card and February 2007 American Express black card statements showing charges of $926.50 and $1,099.32, respectively, for Grazie dinners Shapiro said were attended by Harris and multiple players.

In Shapiro’s words

• “He was privy to a lot of parties, a lot of club situations with alcohol, and he was in my house at least more than 20 times.”

Documents

This page from Nevin Shapiro’s August 2006 American Express Platinum card statement shows a charge of $926.50 that the booster identified as a preseason dinner at Miami Beach eatery Grazie. Shapiro said he attended the dinner and paid for the meals of seven players: Randy Phillips, Calais Campbell, Bryan Pata, Eric Moncur, Courtney Harris, Anthony Reddick and Reggie Youngblood. An employee from Grazie declined to give specific accounts of meals but confirmed to Yahoo! Sports that Shapiro regularly brought Hurricanes players into the eatery to dine. PDF file

This page from Nevin Shapiro’s February 2007 American Express black card statement shows a charge of $1,099.32 that the booster identified as a postseason dinner at Miami Beach eatery Grazie. Shapiro said he attended the dinner and paid for the meals of at least five players: Randy Phillips, Calais Campbell, Courtney Harris, Anthony Reddick and Orlando Franklin (who was a redshirting freshman at the time). An employee from Grazie declined to give specific accounts of meals but confirmed to Yahoo! Sports that Shapiro regularly brought Hurricanes players into the eatery to dine. PDF file

Response

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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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