You knew if anyone was going to speak out about his beloved school it would be good ol’ #88.
Michael Irvin, the flamboyant and charistmatic former Dallas Cowboys receiver, took to the radio today to discuss Nevin Shapiro and the University of Miami booster scandal. Irvin played college football at the University of Miami, is a staunch supporter of the university’s football program and in a University of Miami Hall of Fame inductee. His love for the University of Miami runs deeps. Needless to say, he has taken the Nevin Shapiro allegations personally.
Irvin, never known to pull any punches, keeps it 100 about how he would have behaved as a college student.
“I’ll be honest with you, I would have fell to those aphrodisiacs that he was throwing around. I would have fallen into that. I would fall into it. Listen I wasn’t able to handle at 19,18, 20. I wasn’t even able to handle it at 30. Thirty-five? I just got here at forty-five! I just got here. If you would have offered me boats, women, and my hands are up in the air”
Irvin also blasted Shapiro for having been convicted of operating an almost billion dollar Ponzi scheme a la Bernie Madoff.
“How do you walk into someone’s home and sit and eat dinner with them? Watch and look at their kids? Look at all the things in their home that they worked hard over the years to gather and then you take a check and then you go and blow away all of their savings? Man it doesn’t get any lower than this. You sit with people and you not only take money from these people and you go here and you rape these kids of their future.”
In a parting shot “88″ says:
“Some of these kids will be tagged with bringing down the same university that they were so proud of signing that letter of intent to because of the snake we all know as Nevin Shapiro, because his inferiority complex knowing he could never be anything and I want to grab a hold of other people’s success and try to be around it for a moment.”
All this over some money and benefits given to college kids that should be getting paid anyway. The NCAA needs to figure out their lives and make it rain on these players!