Luther Campbell has followed through on his threats and filed a lawsuit against Nevin Shapiro, the disgraced booster who spilled the beans about Miami in an exhaustive Yahoo! investigative report. Shapiro alleged widespread violations during his time as a booster, but it was one quote that caught Campbell's eyes. Shapiro's nickname, "Little Luke," drew the ire of Campbell before, and now serves as the basis for a lawsuit.
Shapiro's quote on Campbell that prompted the suit: "Luther Campbell was the first uncle who took care of players [at UM] before I got going. His role was diminished by the NCAA and the school and someone needed to pick up that mantle. That someone was me. He was 'Uncle Luke' and I became 'Little Luke.'"
According to the lawsuit filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, Shapiro "has slandered and defamed [Campbell] because this is untrue, false, knowingly so and the product of malicious intent.''
No idea whether Campbell has any grounds for the suit, but does it even matter? This has the potential to be an awesome legal battle, so let's all sit back and just watch the show.
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