The biggest college scandal of the century emerged today as Yahoo! Sports' Charles Robinson meticulously detailed the impermissable benefits former University of Miami booster and current convict Nevin Shapiro gave to the Hurricanes.
The web had an expectedly large and diverse reaction, and we here at SB Nation will do our best to compile a good range of the Twitterverse's take on the scandal.
First, an astute take on just how huge this scandal was from one of the best Tweeters out there:
This Miami case is OSU, GT, UNC, and every scandal from the past year combined, multiplied by infinity, and exploded with a nuclear bomb.
A Nashville-area radio host feels that Miami should receive the famed "death penalty," that is, forbidding Miami from playing football for a full season, which has only been given out once in NCAA history:
Only one answer for the Miami Hurricanes...Death Penalty. If not, the NCAA is a fraud and SMU should sue them for MILLIONS!
SB Nation's Ohio State blog, Along the Olentagy, recalls a rumor from the Miami-FIU brawl two years ago that, after revelations that Shapiro offered money to players if they injured players, doesn't seem so ridiculous anymore:
2 years ago, I was told by a recruiting scout from Florida that the infamous FIU-Miami brawl was fueled by bounties. I laughed. I'm not now.
A former Miami head coach, who himself is not free from scandal, was defiant in response to Robinson and Shapiro's allegations:
Miami haters will come out of woodwork with OLD NEWS and NCAA
CBS Sports' Bryan Fischer reminds us that ESPN is the Worldwide Leader in Being Sore Losers:
ESPN used "Yahoo! Sports" 11 times in their recap of @CharlesRobinson's story but didn't link to it. Nice.
And finally, Ken LaVicka reminds us that the the NCAA is the Galactic Leader in Hypocrisy. Former Miami AD and chairman of the NCAA's committee on infractions in 2010 Paul Dee reportedly let Shapiro lead the Hurricanes out of the tunnel...twice:
For fan reaction (hint: it's probably a mix of emotions you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy) and more updates on the scandal, visit Seventh Floor Blog.