CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami is getting some support from a most unlikely source: Florida State, the school's archrival.
Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher says he wishes Miami's Al Golden "nothing but the best" as the Hurricanes continue dealing with the initial wave of fallout from a scandal surrounding extra benefits provided by a former booster. The NCAA told Miami on Tuesday that 12 players must pay restitution, and eight need to sit out at least one game before they can return to the field.
Fisher says "you don't want that to happen to anybody." He made his comments Wednesday on an Atlantic Coast Conference coaches' call.
The former Miami booster, Nevin Shapiro, is serving a 20-year prison sentence for bilking investors out of $930 million in a Ponzi scheme.