Miami football investigation: Top NFL Draft prospect Ray-Ray Armstrong implicated

MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 9: Jermaine Thomas #38 of the Florida State Seminoles breaks the tackle of Ray-Ray Armstrong #26 of the Miami Hurricanes to score a touchdown in the second quarter on October 9, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

In the thunderous flurry of allegations in the Nevin Shapiro/Miami football investigation by Yahoo! Sports, junior safety Ray-Ray Armstrong has been implicated.

Armstrong is considered by many to be one of the premier safeties eligible for the 2012 NFL Draft.

In recorded interviews with federal officials, Shapiro detailed the improper benefits Armstrong allegedly received during the recruiting process. According to the Yahoo! Sports report, Armstrong and two other Miami recruits were taken to a strip club by a former Hurricanes equipment assistant.

Armstrong and the other two recruits (Andre Debose and Dyron Dye) were also invited to multiple parties involving booster, according to the report.

One sad note about the report is that Shapiro gave Armstrong a game-worn Sean Taylor Miami uniform. Armstrong wears No. 26, the same number as Taylor did as a phenom at Miami.

But what does this mean for Armstrong's pro prospects? Ultimately, very little. At worst, Miami could do with the associated players what North Carolina did last season. Armstrong could face a season-long suspension, but like many of the UNC players he could still be drafted high.

Former UNC defensive end Robert Quinn, for instance, had to sit out the entire 2010 season for receiving improper benefits. The St. Louis Rams still used the 13th overall pick on him. It's not the top 10 area many expected, but he still received a four-year rookie contract.

Defensive tackle Marcus Forston and linebacker Sean Spence are among the other possible top NFL Draft picks implicated in the report.

Yahoo! Sports rarely gets these things wrong, so make sure to follow along as this story will continue to develop in a rapid pace. Read the full Yahoo! Sports story here.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.