Allegations: Carl Walker

Charles Robinson
Yahoo! SportsAugust 16, 2011

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Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges he provided multiple extra benefits to Carl Walker during his career with the Hurricanes. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:

Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo was taken in one of the bedrooms aboard the booster’s $1.6 million yacht in 2003. Antrel Rolle (in red shorts) is wrestling with Carl Walker.
(Photo special to Yahoo! Sports)

Carl Walker
  • Position: Linebacker
  • Rivals recruiting rank: Ranked as the No. 73 player overall in the Class of 2000.
  • Miami career: After coming in as a highly touted defensive back, injuries derailed Walker’s career. In four years, he primarily contributed on special teams. He is currently out of football.

• Drinks and VIP access in clubs on multiple occasions.

• Leisure trips on Shapiro's $1.6 million yacht.

• A handful of small cash gifts.

Corroborating accounts

• Yahoo! Sports has acquired a photo identified by Shapiro and one additional source showing Walker wrestling with Antrel Rolle on Shapiro's yacht in the summer of 2003.

In Shapiro's words

• "Carl Walker was a special teams player. He was actually a great basketball player so we played ball a number of times together. He was always in the clubs and he was definitively on my boat."

Response
Response

Could not be reached for comment.