Monday, July 2, 2012

Vilma's chess-match with the league....The Saga Continues

I like J. Vilma’s legal strategy, the one he’s using againstt the League in his beef with Goodell….
See last week, Vilma filed another lawsuit against him….(Goodell) in this one, he’s really outing people, “Callin’ EM” out as I say. It’s a pretty slick way to go about things…and on top of that It just might work..
See in his latest suit, he’s throwing out real bombs, all stuff Goodell was trying to keep under the rug.
Now he’s really outing folks, he lays out that THE SAINTS players have been allowed to view less than one percent of the evidence against them, to me that’s huge. One year suspension,  but haven’t been allowed to see the evidence? WTF?
The handwritten notes….hes also saying that the handwritten notes used against the Saints have been altered! Again WTF? Not only that, but here’s the drumroll…by true whistleblower MikeCerullo, the former Defendsive Quality Control coach….
I’ve got a few insights on this cat, and how he did his job (or didn’t do his job)
·         Reports say that he would disappear for days at a time, missed crucial meetings (even during the Super bowl week)
·         He was a quality control assistant, to Defensive coordinator Greg Williams (also suspended Indefinitely)
·         Cerullo complained that his Super bowl Ring, had zircons rather than actual diamonds….(that’s funny)
·         And that he believes that Greg Williams and Coach Sean Payton (suspend for a year) have black balled him from getting another job.
Ill be the first to admit, that I dont know if any of it is true, I do know that Vilma is a bright guy, he’s hired a top notch legal team, and he’s forcing Goodlell to show him the proof.
Maybe it’s a case of throwing stuff against the wall, to see what sticks, but then again, maybe Goodell did the same, thing,…only he didn’t show the suspend folks, what he threw against the wall….

Next move is Goodells…..

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Jonathan Vilma....Getting hammered!

Not only is he getting hammered by the League for the Saints Bounty Gate.....That lil chump Nevin Shapiro, and his allegations are popping back up again. That Yahoo report from last summer, of course re-surfaced this afternoon, Shapiro also claimed that Vilma, a Coral Gales High Graduate, and University of Miami graduate BA in Finance, has been effectively suspended from the NFL for one year, as of yesterday May 2nd. is now being hammered again, by those nagging Nevin Shapiro "allegations".
See, last summer, Charles Robinson, from Yahoo Sports, wrote about it  he spent some time with Shapiro and Shapiro is claiming that Vilma was after bounties back at "The U" he went hard after Chris Rix, and pounded the shit out of him, trying to get a five grand bounty that Shapiro put up for "Tha U" Players who were able to knock Rix out of the game. Vilma never got the five grand, but he allegedly received $1000, for a hit and personal foul on Rix.....lets let this die, and Shapiro do his time on his own, without blowing up "Tha U" and piling on to ex Canes.
Tha Reallionnaire.....

Randy Shannon is suing UM over pay

 Randy Shannon filed suit in Miami Dade Circuit Court,see the docs here against the University of Miami, over breach of Contract. UM failed to make payments agreed upon in his contract, after he was terminated, they also failed to pay him the bonus he was due for taking the team to the Sunbowl after the 2010 season. he was terminated after the final game of the season, however the Hurricanes played in the Sunbowl.
Randy has not retained a new head coaching position as of yet, however he has been mentioned as coordinator at several schools and was close to accepting the defensive coordinator position at Maryland under new head coach Randy Edsall, however, Shannons contract prohibited him taking another job in the ACC, it would have affected his buyout from UM,.....with UM breaching the contract anyway, he would have wound up in the same situation.
Pay the Man!
here's a link to the suit....

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Jacory Harris will be one of the "Throwing Quarterbacks" at the NFL Combine

Last year at the NFL scouting combine, a young guy named T.J. Yates out of North Carolina, was a "throwing quarterback"...The guy that throws to everyone, wide receivers, running backs, even the corner-backs and linebackers....the workhorse so, to speak. He was projected as the twelfth quarterback to be selected, and was actually selected in the fifth round with the 21st pick, by the Houston Texans.....Yates was a "project" expected to learn the system and perhaps be a back-up in a year or two.....T.J. Yates, actually took Houston pretty deep into the playoffs.
Another "Throwing Quarterback" was Tony Romo, Quarterback of Americas Team, the Dallas Cowboys.
This year Jacory Harris of the University of Miami, is one of the Throwing quarterbacks, He was bought in not just to get himself drafted by showing off his skills, but also help out everyone else hoping to get drafted. "You just come in a day early and you just leave later than others" Harris said "You have the opportunity to throw to the running backs, linebackers, DB's, every position. I feel like that's just giving me an extra opportunity to showcase my skills."
Jacory will also work out with the quarterbacks on Sunday going through all the physical tests such as the 40-yard dash and the throwing workout. He'll just be getting some work on the other days , too
and all of that can only be a bonus, and an opportunity for every scout, coach and GM in the NFL to see him up close.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Hurricanes Leaving for the NFL

It's been a busy month for the Miami Hurricanes....Busy as in Signing Contracts, with the Rosenhaus Sports Representation agency.
Man, Drew is striking like a virus, already this month Jacory Harris, (Senior, graduated) Tommy Streeter (Junior) Brandon Washington (Junior) Marcus Forston (Junior), Lamar Miller (junior) Olivier Vernon (Junior) and Sean Spence (Graduated) all have signed with Super Agent Drew Rosenhaus.....but man Drew you're leaving the cupboards bare down in Coral Gables..... 

I get a call nearly every day, and hear...Man...guess who just signed with Drew....
Don't hurt us anymore Drew! leave us a lil something to compete with Virginia Tech next year....Please!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

They should have told him....

Al Golden's star seemed to be rising very high after turning around an average...if not below average Temple program into a solid winner.
On Dec. 13, 2010, Golden was officially hired as the head coach of the Miami Hurricanes, a program far from the dynasty of Howard Schnellenberger, Jimmy Johnson and Dennis Erickson(problem child, problem coach) during the 1980s and early 1990s.
And before he can coach a game at the U, his star could go down with a sinking ship Yahoo! Sports dropped an atomic bomb-esque revelation of major scandal proportions surrounding booster and convicted felon Nevin Shapiro.
For a guy who had been a rising star, this was the worst possible type of scare he could get.
As many as a dozen current players and 60 former Hurricanes and seven different coaches, most of whom are no longer at Miami, were implicated in the Yahoo story.
That means that Golden will have to take time away from teaching his players his new system and instead play damage control.
Among the players Shapiro told Yahoo! that took illegal benefits include DT Marcus Forston, QB Jacory Harris, S Ray-Ray Armstrong and LB Sean Spence.
That could likely force Golden to bench those players until their names are cleared, if they get cleared, by the NCAA. (bad news for Jacory, who needs this year, a strong year to get an invite to the NFL)
It creates a super seriou problem for Golden because those are without a doubt some of his most talented players on the roster.
And that doesn't even start to scratch the surface of the implications that could come from this scandal., excuse me..."alleged" scandal
The infamous death penalty has been thrown around on message boards and Twitter in the past few hours, as this is arguably up there, if true with the Fab Five and the SMU slush fund scandals, as some the biggest scandals in recent NCAA history.
But the death penalty seems highly unlikely at the moment because the Hurricanes are currently not on probation, which is the primary basis in the NCAA rulebook and the real technical term in the rulebook, the repeat violator rule.
According to the letter of the rule, those guilty of being repeat violators are eligible for the death penalty, but only in the case of the most egregious violators such as SMU. The U are secondary violators.....
But make no mistake, Shapiro's testimony could put Miami in a position where they would get everything but the death penalty.
The testimony describes, in detail, around a thousand violations involving players and coaches, in addition to plenty cases of potential lack of institutional control, the four deadliest words in any NCAA investigation.
Getting back to Golden, it would be a shame for such a gifted up-and-comer to be stuck in this kind of situation.
Unfortunately, that is where the chips fell for Golden.
Like Lane Kiffin at USC, he is left to pick up the pieces of what look to be a program whose image is more shattered than ever in its history.
Perception is as important at times as the reality.
And it's a shame that a good coaching career like Golden's could soon go up in smoke.
Unfortunately, fate isn't always the perfect dream.
Al Golden's fate could forever be tied down to Nevin Shapiro, a man he probably never met, but a man who may have done more damage to his coaching career than any one game ever could.
And therein lies the biggest shame of the Miami scandal, as it could have claimed the career of a rising star that never saw it coming.

Ballers Still Practicing

Less than 24 hours after an 11-month investigation by Yahoo! unfurled a tsunami of allegations of improper benefits made by former booster Nevin Shapiro to players and former coaches at the University of Miami, Al Golden and his team returned to the practice Wednesday morning.
And the 12 current players who were implicated by Shapiro in the Yahoo! story were out there in uniform, too – albeit under a much more subdued setting.
Safeties Ray-Ray Armstrong and Vaughn Telemaque; linebacker Sean Spence; quarterback Jacory Harris; receivers Travis Benjamin and Aldarius Johnson; tight end Dyron Dye; defensive tackle Marcus Forston; defensive ends Adewale Ojomo, Marcus Robinson and Olivier Vernon; and cornerback JoJo Nicolas were all involved in practice Wednesday. The question now – as the team tries to move forward under a cloud of an NCAA investigation – is for how long.
“Right now, the only facts I’m going by are what we received from the NCAA and the university from a compliance standpoint. Until we hear an infraction or that we did break a rule, everybody is practicing,” said Golden, who also told reporters he has yet to read the Yahoo! article. “If it is determined that somebody broke rules, then certainly it will first be dealt with from a university standpoint, from an eligibility standpoint.”
Golden, the only person at UM to speak to the media since news of an NCAA investigation in Coral Gables broke Sunday night, said though the last 24 hours have been difficult he’s still focused on getting his team ready for its Sept. 5 opener at Maryland. By then, he hopes, the NCAA will have determined or let him and his staff know who might have to sit out.
“If there are guys that are going to have to sit out games, then we’ll adjust our practice accordingly,” Golden said.
“Whatever the number that is being interviewed right now or being named, that makes up less than 10 percent of our team. It’s really important to understand we have a lot of guys in that locker room that do things the right way and come from great families and have made good decisions and want to improve today and want to get better. We have to manage this team – not just the guys that if they did make a mistake [will be out].
Golden said his message to his team has been not to judge any of the 12 players potentially involved in the Shapiro allegations.
“I would hope they would learn from them,” Golden said. “We’re in an educational setting. It’s no different than if a student makes a mistake on campus. We don’t toss them out. We don’t turn our back on them. We try to educate them. And they’re all at an age right now if they were exposed to Mr. Shapiro, clearly we have to make sure we prevent that going forward.”
Golden, who already has one of the nation’s top recruiting classes in place with 24 commitments, said assistants began making calls to recruits Tuesday night. The message: Sit tight.
“I think their [high school] coaches obviously wanted to wage what the heck was going on. So our coaches got in contact with their coaches and ultimately with the recruits,” Golden sad. “Until I know what the facts are and I know what’s going on, it’s important we don’t rush to judgment and start saying things I’m not privy to. With us, we’re trying to move forward quickly.”
Golden, who took over for Randy Shannon in December, said Tuesday he had no knowledge that any investigation by the NCAA might be coming down the shoot. Asked Wednesday if he felt the university had the responsibility to inform him of it when they hired him, Golden said: “Only if they knew. If they knew this was percolating then I believe they did have a responsibility to tell me. I believe they had the responsibility to tell [athletic director] Shawn [Eichorst].”
Asked if he felt broadsided by what UM is facing, Golden said: “No. We’ll get through this.”

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