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Al Golden Used Nevin Shapiro Associate As Recruiter, According To Report

A new report shows that the Miami Hurricanes football program could be in even more hot water.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 24:  Coach Al Golden of the Miami Hurricanes directs play against the Kansas State University Wildcats September 24, 2011 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 24: Coach Al Golden of the Miami Hurricanes directs play against the Kansas State University Wildcats September 24, 2011 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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The troubles surrounding the Miami Hurricanes football program continue to accumulate, as a new report from Charles Robinson of Y! Sports says that the coaching staff under current head coach Al Golden used an associate of Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro to go after recruits in the Miami area.

The staggering findings of Robinson's report found that within a week of Golden being hired, coaches began to use then equipment manager Sean "Pee-Wee" Allen to have contact with recruits against the NCAA rules.

The Miami Hurricanes are currently under an investigation for Shapiro's alleged actions against the NCAA rules including giving football players inappropriate benefits.

One former recruit, Elston Lane who was attending Miami Northwest High School at the time had encounters with Allen, who was very encouraging of him attending the University of Miami.

"He's just the type of person when you get around him, you feel comfortable with him," Lane said of Allen. "He did a lot of little stuff for us. Sometimes he'd give us like a pair of gloves that maybe a University of Miami player used. Like, say Lamar Miller or something."

This report is more bad news for the Hurricanes football program that is likely to be slammed with NCAA violations in the coming weeks.

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