Miami Football Players Named In Shapiro Scandal May Have To Pay Back Money

Just because most of the Miami football players named by Nevin Shapiro to have received benefits and gifts are no longer associated with the program doesn't mean they won't have to pay back what they received, according to one lawyer.

A subpoena seeking to recoup cash value for anything received in the Nevin Shapiro scandal is coming for 72 current or former UM athletes and anyone who doesn't cooperate could find themselves in a lot of trouble.

"They can’t ignore it — it’s a subpoena issued by a bankruptcy court," Freedman said. "If they ignore it, we will seek an order from the court to compel them to respond.

"If they don’t respond, they will face a contempt order."

All of this is coming from a bankruptcy trustee seeking to recoup anything that can be used to help pay off the millions of dollars Shapiro owes investors that he duped in his Ponzi scheme.

According to a lawyer for the trustee, each of the 72 players alleged by Shapiro to have received benefits will receive a letter explaining the situation and what they must do. Anyone who does not come forward or provide truthful information could find themselves in trouble.

Another day, another layer added to this whole mess.

For more on Shapiro's claims and the NCAA investigation into Miami football, stay with this StoryStream. To check in with Miami fans, head over to The 7th Floor.

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