Allegations: Vegas Franklin

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Vegas Franklin
  • Position: Defensive end

  • Rivals recruiting rank: Ranked as the No. 11 weakside defensive end in the Class of 2003.

  • Miami career: A solid three-year rotational player, Franklin broke out as a senior with seven sacks and 39 tackles. He is currently out of football.

Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges he provided a handful of extra benefits to Vegas Franklin during his career with the Hurricanes. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:

• Drinks and VIP access in nightclubs.

Corroborating accounts

• One source corroborated Shapiro entertaining Vegas Franklin with drinks and VIP access in nightclubs.

In Shapiro's words

• "Vegas Franklin was a nice kid. He came from Louisiana. [I] saw him in the club a number of times. [I] never got real close [personally].”


Did not respond to a message left on his Facebook page.

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