Former Miami Hurricanes RB Tyrone Moss was one of dozens of football players named by Nevin Shapiro in recorded interviews with federal agents in his allegations against the university.
Moss was said to have received a $1,000 cash payment from Shapiro and spent time on his $1.6 million yacht. Moss even confirmed as much in an interview with Charles Robinson.
The interview that Moss gave to Robinson was taped and that tape has been played for the Miami Herald. That’s good to know because Moss is now telling the Herald that he never did any of that stuff and didn’t have anything to do with Shapiro.
“I wanted to clear the air and let everyone know I’ve never received 1,000 dollars from Nevin Shapiro. Nor have I ever been on his boat or anything like that. Someone has taken my name and tried to destroy my name. I have always been loyal to Miami. Miami is a great place. Miami has been good to my family and good to me. I had some of my best years at the University of Miami. I just wanted to clear the air and make a statement that I have never taken any money or been on any boat like that. For something like this to happen is just crazy.”
“I don’t care how it was quoted, I don’t care how it was written or I don’t care how it was said. But just to let everyone know, I have never been involved with Nevin. I have no ties to Nevin."
Moss seems to be taking a page of Newt Gingrich’s playbook by using the “If you use my quote, you are misquoting me” defense. I don’t know how well that’ll hold up, but at least Moss has put it out there.