October 22, 2013
HURT: Humility helped Miami
The NCAA never gets any credit for being right, and there are a million well-
documented reasons for that. But when that organization's spokesmen stress that all infractions cases are different, they are stating the truth.
The whole truth? Well, maybe.
There certainly hasn't been a case identical to the long-running Miami saga that ended with a whimper, not a bang, on Tuesday.
That didn't mean there weren't similarities, that the Committee on Infractions took it upon itself to note, to the past. On page 62 of a hefty 102-page report, the committee made a direct comparison (names weren't used but weren't needed) between Nevin Shapiro, the booster at the center of the Miami case, and the late Logan Young, who was the focus of the 2002 Alabama case.
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