Y! Sports probe: Miami vices

Miami booster Nevin Shapiro, a convicted Ponzi schemer, says he lavished cash, gifts and favors on a bevy of players from 2002-'10.

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Nevin Shapiro’s waterfront mansion
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This photo was taken at Miami’s team awards banquet following the 2002 season. From left to right are Nevin Shapiro, Vince Wilfork and Andrew Williams.
Andrew Williams
This photo was taken at Miami’s team awards banquet following the 2002 season. From left to right are Nevin Shapiro, Vince Wilfork and Andrew Williams.
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo was taken at a dinner paid for by the booster at Japanese steakhouse Benihana during the Hurricanes’ 2002 season. From left to right are Jonathan Vilma, Cornelius Green, Shapiro, Andrew Williams and D.J. Williams.
Andrew Williams
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo was taken at a dinner paid for by the booster at Japanese steakhouse Benihana during the Hurricanes’ 2002 season. From left to right are Jonathan Vilma, Cornelius Green, Shapiro, Andrew Williams and D.J. Williams.
Nevin Shapiro said he took this Biscayne Bay photo on the back of his $1.6 million yacht in the summer of 2003. Pictured from left to right are D.J. Williams, Kellen Winslow Jr. and then-Nebraska defensive end Benard Thomas.
Benard Thomas
Nevin Shapiro said he took this Biscayne Bay photo on the back of his $1.6 million yacht in the summer of 2003. Pictured from left to right are D.J. Williams, Kellen Winslow Jr. and then-Nebraska defensive end Benard Thomas.
Nevin Shapiro said this photo was taken during a basketball fundraiser in 2008, in which the booster donated $50,000 to the program. From left to right are men’s basketball coach Frank Haith, Shapiro and University of Miami president Donna Shalala. Shalala is holding Shapiro’s donation check.
Frank Haith
Nevin Shapiro said this photo was taken during a basketball fundraiser in 2008, in which the booster donated $50,000 to the program. From left to right are men’s basketball coach Frank Haith, Shapiro and University of Miami president Donna Shalala. Shalala is holding Shapiro’s donation check.
Nevin Shapiro said this photo was taken of him, Miami basketball coach Frank Haith (middle) and basketball assistant Jake Morton (right) at Philipe Chow in the fall of 2008.
Jake Morton
Nevin Shapiro said this photo was taken of him, Miami basketball coach Frank Haith (middle) and basketball assistant Jake Morton (right) at Philipe Chow in the fall of 2008.
Nevin Shapiro said this photo was taken in the booster’s VIP section of Miami Beach’s Dolce Ultra Lounge in October 2008. From left to right are men’s basketball assistant Jorge Fernandez, men’s basketball assistant Jake Morton, Shapiro (in center wearing blue), and an unidentified University of Miami football player along the right margin. Yahoo! Sports also has obtained other photos from this night showing football players Robert Marve and Randy Phillips in this same section.
Jake Morton
Nevin Shapiro said this photo was taken in the booster’s VIP section of Miami Beach’s Dolce Ultra Lounge in October 2008. From left to right are men’s basketball assistant Jorge Fernandez, men’s basketball assistant Jake Morton, Shapiro (in center wearing blue), and an unidentified University of Miami football player along the right margin. Yahoo! Sports also has obtained other photos from this night showing football players Robert Marve and Randy Phillips in this same section.
Nevin Shapiro (left) poses with Miami Hurricanes staffer Sean Allen (middle) and Hurricanes assistant basketball coach Jake Morton (right) in his luxury suite during the 2009 season. Along the left margin of the photo (in white shirt) is then-Hurricanes football recruiting target Jeffrey Godfrey, who was a senior in high school at the time of this picture. Shapiro said he knew NCAA rules prohibited Godfrey from being in his suite at the time this photo was taken.
Jeffrey Godfrey
Nevin Shapiro (left) poses with Miami Hurricanes staffer Sean Allen (middle) and Hurricanes assistant basketball coach Jake Morton (right) in his luxury suite during the 2009 season. Along the left margin of the photo (in white shirt) is then-Hurricanes football recruiting target Jeffrey Godfrey, who was a senior in high school at the time of this picture. Shapiro said he knew NCAA rules prohibited Godfrey from being in his suite at the time this photo was taken.
Nevin Shapiro (left) said he posed for this photo in his luxury box with then-Miami recruiting target Jeffrey Godfrey (on right) during the Hurricanes’ 2009 season.
Jeffrey Godfrey
Nevin Shapiro (left) said he posed for this photo in his luxury box with then-Miami recruiting target Jeffrey Godfrey (on right) during the Hurricanes’ 2009 season.
Nevin Shapiro said this photo was taken in the booster’s VIP section of a nightclub in October 2008. From left to right: former prep basketball coach and current St. John’s basketball staffer Moe Hicks, then-Miami assistant basketball coach Jorge Fernandez (with back to camera), Shapiro and Miami football player Robert Marve.
Jorge Fernandez
Nevin Shapiro said this photo was taken in the booster’s VIP section of a nightclub in October 2008. From left to right: former prep basketball coach and current St. John’s basketball staffer Moe Hicks, then-Miami assistant basketball coach Jorge Fernandez (with back to camera), Shapiro and Miami football player Robert Marve.
Nevin Shapiro (right) with Luther Campbell (left) and former Miami equipment manager Sean Allen (center). The booster says this photo was taken in his luxury suite at Dolphin Stadium in 2009, on the same day Allen brought then-Miami recruiting target Jeffrey Godfrey to his suite. Shapiro alleges Allen played a primary role in multiple acts of NCAA rule breaking undertaken by the booster dating back to 2002.
Sean Allen
Nevin Shapiro (right) with Luther Campbell (left) and former Miami equipment manager Sean Allen (center). The booster says this photo was taken in his luxury suite at Dolphin Stadium in 2009, on the same day Allen brought then-Miami recruiting target Jeffrey Godfrey to his suite. Shapiro alleges Allen played a primary role in multiple acts of NCAA rule breaking undertaken by the booster dating back to 2002.
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo was taken at the booster’s 34th birthday party. From left to right are D.J. Williams, Jonathan Vilma and then-recruit Worrell Williams.
Worrell Williams
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo was taken at the booster’s 34th birthday party. From left to right are D.J. Williams, Jonathan Vilma and then-recruit Worrell Williams.
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
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)
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Nevin Shapiro’s waterfront mansion
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Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo of D.J. Williams (left) and Leon Williams (right) was taken during a yacht outing in the summer of 2003. The two players are on the booster’s personal watercraft.
D.J. Williams
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo of D.J. Williams (left) and Leon Williams (right) was taken during a yacht outing in the summer of 2003. The two players are on the booster’s personal watercraft.
Nevin Shapiro said he took this Biscayne Bay photo on the back of his $1.6 million yacht in the summer of 2003. Pictured from left to right are D.J. Williams, Kellen Winslow Jr. and then-Nebraska defensive end Benard Thomas.
D.J. Williams
Nevin Shapiro said he took this Biscayne Bay photo on the back of his $1.6 million yacht in the summer of 2003. Pictured from left to right are D.J. Williams, Kellen Winslow Jr. and then-Nebraska defensive end Benard Thomas.
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo of Williams was taken in 2003 aboard the booster’s yacht.
D.J. Williams
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo of Williams was taken in 2003 aboard the booster’s yacht.
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo of Jonathan Vilma (left) and the booster (right) was taken in Shapiro’s VIP section of Opium Garden nightclub in 2003.
Jonathan Vilma
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo of Jonathan Vilma (left) and the booster (right) was taken in Shapiro’s VIP section of Opium Garden nightclub in 2003.
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo was taken at the booster’s 34th birthday party. From left to right are D.J. Williams, Jonathan Vilma and then-recruit Worrell Williams.
Jonathan Vilma
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo was taken at the booster’s 34th birthday party. From left to right are D.J. Williams, Jonathan Vilma and then-recruit Worrell Williams.
Nevin Shapiro said Vilma signed and inscribed this photo to him in 2003, with the personal message inscribed to Shapiro’s nickname among players: “Lil’ Luke”. The nickname was short for “Little Luther Campbell,” an homage to the recording artist who was also known for providing extra benefits to Miami players. Vilma’s inscription to Shapiro reads: “To Nevin (A.K.A. Little Luther!!) The best friend a guy could have!!! - Jon Vilma 51”
Jonathan Vilma
Nevin Shapiro said Vilma signed and inscribed this photo to him in 2003, with the personal message inscribed to Shapiro’s nickname among players: “Lil’ Luke”. The nickname was short for “Little Luther Campbell,” an homage to the recording artist who was also known for providing extra benefits to Miami players. Vilma’s inscription to Shapiro reads: “To Nevin (A.K.A. Little Luther!!) The best friend a guy could have!!! - Jon Vilma 51”
Nevin Shapiro said this photo was taken in the summer of 2003 in the lounge of his $1.6 million yacht. Seated from left to right are D.J. Williams, Kellen Winslow Jr. and then-Nebraska defensive end Benard Thomas.
Kellen Winslow
Nevin Shapiro said this photo was taken in the summer of 2003 in the lounge of his $1.6 million yacht. Seated from left to right are D.J. Williams, Kellen Winslow Jr. and then-Nebraska defensive end Benard Thomas.
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo of the booster and Kellen Winslow Jr. was taken in Shapiro’s VIP section of Opium Garden nightclub in 2003.
Kellen Winslow
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo of the booster and Kellen Winslow Jr. was taken in Shapiro’s VIP section of Opium Garden nightclub in 2003.
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo of Leon Williams (holding up two fingers), and the mother of D.J. Williams (identity redacted by Yahoo! Sports) was taken during an outing on the booster’s yacht in the summer of 2003.
Leon Williams
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo of Leon Williams (holding up two fingers), and the mother of D.J. Williams (identity redacted by Yahoo! Sports) was taken during an outing on the booster’s yacht in the summer of 2003.
This photo was taken at Wilfork’s draft day party at GameWorks in Coral Gables, Fla., on April 24, 2004. From left to right are former Axcess Sports co-owner/agent Michael Huyghue, Wilfork (on phone) and Shapiro (far right).
Vince Wilfork
This photo was taken at Wilfork’s draft day party at GameWorks in Coral Gables, Fla., on April 24, 2004. From left to right are former Axcess Sports co-owner/agent Michael Huyghue, Wilfork (on phone) and Shapiro (far right).
This photo of Shapiro (middle) and Wilfork (right) was taken at the Hurricanes’ 2001 awards banquet.
Vince Wilfork
This photo of Shapiro (middle) and Wilfork (right) was taken at the Hurricanes’ 2001 awards banquet.
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this picture of Antrel Rolle was taken at an unknown date at the booster’s $6 million mansion. Rolle was playing in the NFL at the time of the photograph.
Antrel Rolle
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this picture of Antrel Rolle was taken at an unknown date at the booster’s $6 million mansion. Rolle was playing in the NFL at the time of the photograph.
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo was taken in the booster’s VIP section of a club in 2004. Antrel Rolle is pictured at the right margin dancing with a female companion. Behind him, standing in a dark shirt and glasses, is one of Shapiro’s former bodyguards.
Antrel Rolle
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo was taken in the booster’s VIP section of a club in 2004. Antrel Rolle is pictured at the right margin dancing with a female companion. Behind him, standing in a dark shirt and glasses, is one of Shapiro’s former bodyguards.
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Nevin Shapiro’s yacht
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Nevin Shapiro said this photo was taken in his VIP section on the night of Oct. 31, 2008, during a Halloween party at Cameo Theatre in Miami Beach. From left to right are Eric Moncur, Shapiro, Gavin Hardin and Randy Phillips.
Eric Moncur
Nevin Shapiro said this photo was taken in his VIP section on the night of Oct. 31, 2008, during a Halloween party at Cameo Theatre in Miami Beach. From left to right are Eric Moncur, Shapiro, Gavin Hardin and Randy Phillips.
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo was taken in April 2003, during Shapiro’s 34th birthday celebration at his $2.7 million Miami Beach home. From left to right are Orien Harris, Marcus Maxey, Javon Nanton and Antrel Rolle.
Javon Nanton
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo was taken in April 2003, during Shapiro’s 34th birthday celebration at his $2.7 million Miami Beach home. From left to right are Orien Harris, Marcus Maxey, Javon Nanton and Antrel Rolle.
Nevin Shapiro said this photo was taken in his VIP section at Miami Beach’s Dolce Ultra Lounge in October 2008. Along the left margin, Randy Phillips is seated in a yellow shirt. Shapiro, whose attire can be identified in other pictures from that night, is seated next to Phillips in blue.
Randy Phillips
Nevin Shapiro said this photo was taken in his VIP section at Miami Beach’s Dolce Ultra Lounge in October 2008. Along the left margin, Randy Phillips is seated in a yellow shirt. Shapiro, whose attire can be identified in other pictures from that night, is seated next to Phillips in blue.
Nevin Shapiro and a second source say this photo was taken at Japanese steakhouse Benihana in 2003. The dinner, which was paid for by Shapiro, was attended by players Jonathan Vilma (standing on left), Santonio Thomas (standing on right) and Vince Wilfork (seated in red on right).
Santonio Thomas
Nevin Shapiro and a second source say this photo was taken at Japanese steakhouse Benihana in 2003. The dinner, which was paid for by Shapiro, was attended by players Jonathan Vilma (standing on left), Santonio Thomas (standing on right) and Vince Wilfork (seated in red on right).
This photo was taken at Miami’s team awards banquet following the 2002 season. From left to right are Sean Taylor, Nevin Shapiro (showing his 2001 Hurricanes national championship ring) and Howard Clark. Photo special to Yahoo! Sports
Sean Taylor
This photo was taken at Miami’s team awards banquet following the 2002 season. From left to right are Sean Taylor, Nevin Shapiro (showing his 2001 Hurricanes national championship ring) and Howard Clark. Photo special to Yahoo! Sports
This photo of Andre Johnson and Nevin Shapiro was taken at Miami’s team awards banquet following the 2002 season.
Andre Johnson
This photo of Andre Johnson and Nevin Shapiro was taken at Miami’s team awards banquet following the 2002 season.
From left to right, Nevin Shapiro, D.J. Williams and Cornelius Green on the back of Shapiro’s $1.6 million yacht in the summer of 2003.
Cornelius Green
From left to right, Nevin Shapiro, D.J. Williams and Cornelius Green on the back of Shapiro’s $1.6 million yacht in the summer of 2003.
This photo was taken at Miami’s team awards banquet following the 2002 season. From left to right are Cornelius Green, Nevin Shapiro and Andrew Williams.
Cornelius Green
This photo was taken at Miami’s team awards banquet following the 2002 season. From left to right are Cornelius Green, Nevin Shapiro and Andrew Williams.
From left to right, Cornelius Green, Nevin Shapiro and Jamaal Green at an Axcess Sports agency function in 2003. Shapiro owned 30 percent of the agency with then-agent and current UFL commissioner Michael Huyghue.
Cornelius Green
From left to right, Cornelius Green, Nevin Shapiro and Jamaal Green at an Axcess Sports agency function in 2003. Shapiro owned 30 percent of the agency with then-agent and current UFL commissioner Michael Huyghue.
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo was taken in the summer of 2002, at the booster’s $2.7 million Miami Beach home. From left to right: Jerome McDougle, Cornelius Green and Andrew Williams.
Cornelius Green
Nevin Shapiro and a second source said this photo was taken in the summer of 2002, at the booster’s $2.7 million Miami Beach home. From left to right: Jerome McDougle, Cornelius Green and Andrew Williams.
Cornelius Green (left) with Nevin Shapiro at the player’s graduation ceremony in December 2002.
Cornelius Green
Cornelius Green (left) with Nevin Shapiro at the player’s graduation ceremony in December 2002.
Cornelius Green with Nevin Shapiro’s dog in the booster’s $2.7 million home in 2002.
Cornelius Green
Cornelius Green with Nevin Shapiro’s dog in the booster’s $2.7 million home in 2002.

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