It’s been a few days since Charles Robinson’s story of improper benefits provided to University of Miami student athletes and coaches by Nevin Shapiro broke. A few former Hurricanes have issued statements or made comments regarding the matter, but one in particular has vehemently denied the claims against him. Former running back Tyrone Moss is among the players named by Shapiro as receiving benefits and, according to Robinson’s report, admitted to Yahoo! Sports to receiving $1,000 cash and appearing on Shapiro’s yacht.
Moss recently spoke with a local television station, expressing that the above allegations are false. Here’s a portion of his statement.
“I wanted to clear the air and let everyone know I’ve never received 1,000 dollars from Nevin Shapiro. Nor have I ever been on his boat or anything like that. Someone has taken my name and tried to destroy my name.”
“I don’t care how it was quoted, I don’t care how it was written or I don’t care how it was said. But just to let everyone know, I have never been involved with Nevin. I have no ties to Nevin. I have never taken any money from him, and I have never been on that guy’s boat.”
As you would expect, a representative from Yahoo! told the station they are standing behind their story.
It appears Moss’ admission was one of the key pieces of the report so it’s probably worth keeping tabs on what happens with him in particular.