No less than a league commissioner -- UFL commissioner Michael Huyghue, to be exact -- is named in Yahoo! Sports' eye-popping investigative report on "thousands" of University of Miami violations centered around booster Nevin Shapiro. In the report, Charles Robinson cites information from Shapiro (who now sits in federal prison on fraud charges related to a Ponzi scheme) and an unnamed former Miami football player that alleges that Huyghue, as Shapiro's partner in player representation agency Axcess Sports, funneled money to UM players.
Huyghue denies the claims in Robinson's report. From the Yahoo! story:
"He's a convicted felon," Huyghue said. "I just don't want to get into such fantasy. I just wouldn't want to even go down that path. I don't even care what he said. Whatever he could say, there's just no substance to it."
In addition to his work with Axcess, where he represented Hurricanes Vince Wilfork and Jon Beason, Huyghue has worked for the NFLPA, the Detroit Lions, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the NFL's league office. The UFL is a professional football league made up of all of four teams. It is considered to be on death's door.