Miami Scandal: UFL Commissioner Responds To Nevin Shapiro's Claims

The Yahoo! Sports investigation of the Miami Hurricanes football (and basketball) scandal is implicating dozens of people, including UFL Commissioner Michael Huyghue. Nevin Shapiro, a former UM booster at the center of the allegations, told Yahoo!'s Charles Robinson that his former business partner in Axcess Sports, a player representation agency, was Huyghue and that Huyghue funneled money to players.

While with Axcess, Huyghue represented players DT Vince Wilfork and LB Jon Beason, both from the University of Miami football program. In the Yahoo! story, he denied the reports noting that Shapiro was a convicted felon.

Huyghue has now released another statement claiming his innocence:

"Nevin Shapiro made an unsolicited approach more than a decade ago with regard to investing in my sports company Axcess Sports & Entertainment. At no time did he or other individual investors in Axcess Sports hold a management role and neither were they involved in the day-to-day business operations of the company. There is no substance to the story and these allegations, and during a seven-year time period, Axcess Sports only signed three players from the University of Miami."

Something tells me this isn't the last we've heard of Huyghue's involvement considering the detailed claims Shapiro made against him, and others.

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