Of the many, many crazy allegations in Nevin Shapiro's admissions about his time as a booster for Miami Hurricanes athletics, the bounties he allegedly put on injuring opposing players is among the most disturbing.
According to the Yahoo! Sports report, Shapiro put bounties of specific players, including Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and offered $5,000 to any Miami player who knocked him out of the game.
When asked about whether or not he thought that was the case, the current Denver Broncos quarterback sure hoped not...
"That’s never what you want in sports. You’re playing to win. It’s a violent game, people get hit, people get hurt. But to go out there purposely trying to hurt someone, I don’t believe in that at all. That’s not why we play the game," Tebow said. "I don’t think the Miami Hurricanes players went out there trying to hurt me. I had quite a few friends on that team as well. I think there were a lot of good players on that team, good kids on that team."
Not that they had much of a chance. Florida won that 2008 game 26-3.