Miami, FL (Sports Network) - The University of Miami's head football coach Al
Golden is reported to have used an employee to circumvent NCAA rules to
recruit Miami-area players.
Yahoo! Sports reported Friday that former equipment manager Sean "Pee Wee"
Allen was used by Golden to provide improper benefits and improperly contact
Miami recruits to try and convince them to commit to the school.
Allen was an associate of now-disgraced former south Florida businessman Nevin
Shapiro, who is currently serving a prison sentence for a multi-million-dollar
Ponzi scheme. Shapiro was also found to have given impermissible benefits to
Golden was hired by Miami in 2010 and has repeatedly said that he is trying to
distance the program from the Shapiro era, but Allen has testified that Golden
knowingly used him as an "off-the-books" recruiter.
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