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Miami booster Nevin Shapiro alleges he provided multiple extra benefits to William Joseph during the 2002 season. Among the benefits he claimed to have provided:
- William Joseph
- Position: Defensive tackle
- Rivals recruiting rank: None. Joseph was ranked by SuperPrep as one of the top 50 players in the state of Florida in the Class of 1998.
- Miami career: An instant impact player from the moment he stepped onto the field, Joseph started all 47 games he played for the Hurricanes. He was one of the cornerstones of one of the most talented defenses in the history of college football. He is currently out of football.
• Drinks and VIP access in nightclubs on multiple occasions.
• Food, drinks and entertainment in Shapiro's $2.7 million Miami Beach home.
• Cash gifts.
• One source corroborated Shapiro having provided drinks and VIP access in nightclubs for Joseph.
• One source corroborated Shapiro giving Joseph cash gifts.
• One source corroborated Shapiro entertaining Joseph in his home.
In Shapiro's words
• "William Joseph and I got friendly during his junior year, when he was projected to be coming out of the University of Miami. I met him through Cornelius Green, who was his roommate on the road while at the university. He partied a number of times on my tab in the clubs. He was in my house. He was in the clubs. He took cash. Just about E – all of the above."
Multiple sources say this photo was taken in Nevin Shapiro’s VIP section at Opium Garden nightclub in Miami Beach in 2003. From left to right are Shapiro, William Joseph, Vince Wilfork and Jonathan Vilma. Joseph had been drafted by the New York Giants by the time this photo was taken.
Nevin Shapiro said this photo was taken in his luxury box during the Hurricanes’ 2008 season. From left to right are then-men’s basketball assistant coach Jake Morton, Shapiro and William Joseph.
Nevin Shapiro said this photo was taken on his yacht during a fishing trip in the summer of 2003. From left to right are Jonathan Vilma, Shapiro and William Joseph. Joseph had been drafted by the New York Giants by the time this photo was taken.
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