The Miami Hurricanes' strategy of declaring about a dozen players ineligible to encourage the NCAA to come to a quick decision on which ones can and can't play: well, it happened. Tuesday, the NCAA announced* eight of those players must repay benefits they received from crooked booster Nevin Shapiro -- no, they won't have to repay Shapiro. It will all go to charity.
Those eight players will all serve varying suspensions, ranging from one to six games.
The one-game club lists QB Jacory Harris, WR Travis Benjamin, DL Marcus Forston, DL Adewale Ojomo and LB Sean Spence. DB Ray-Ray Armstrong and DL Dyron Dye will miss four games, while DL Olivier Vernon must sit for all six. Yeah, that's a whole lot of defensive linemen missing significant time,
At least there aren't very many big games in that first four, right? Just the conference opener against Maryland and incoming Ohio State. Oh man. Vernon will also miss games against Virginia Tech and North Carolina.
* And just in case you had any doubts about Shapiro's claims, the NCAA cites some very specific dollar amounts in there. "Approximately $738," son!