On the list of players who received benefits from Shapiro is our very own Jon Beason. Shapiro allegedly gave Beason bounties for different stats accumulated during a game against Virginia Tech. Those bounties include: $50 per tackle (of which he had 8), $250 per sack (Beason had one), and $650 for starting in the game.
Records are shown in which Shapiro took Beason out to a nightclub event featuring Jay Z. At the event, Shapiro reportedly spent over $9,000 at the club with Beason on his bill.
Shapiro is on record saying:
“Jon Beason was – he was my dude. We were real cool. I gave him cash. We played pool. We hung out. We were really friends. It wasn’t a matter of [being] about a ballplayer, because at the time I met him, he was really a nobody with regards to [being] a football player.”
Whether or not this will effect Beason in any manner is yet to be seen. Hopefully all this will be taken care of in due time.
For a full report of the accusations against Beason and the rest of the Miami Hurricanes being investigated, check out Yahoo! Sports