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Allegations: Vernon Carey

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Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo of a sleeping Vernon Carey (left) was taken aboard the booster's yacht during a fishing trip in the summer of 2003.

Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges he provided a handful of extra benefits to Vernon Carey during his junior and senior seasons. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:

• Food, drinks and entertainment at Shapiro's $2.7 million Miami Beach home.

• Entertainment on Shapiro's $1.6 million yacht.

Corroborating accounts

• Yahoo! Sports has acquired a photo of Carey sleeping on Shapiro's yacht during a fishing trip in the summer of 2003.

In Shapiro's words

• "Vernon Carey was first introduced to me, he came to my house with Bryant McKinnie. Bryant McKinnie was already a pro. Miami had just won the Rose Bowl [following the 2001 season], so yeah, he was going into his junior year."

• "He was part of a few events, private events. He wasn't a club guy so much. But he was at my friend Mark Levinson's bachelor party."

Response

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