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Football: Worrell Williams mentioned in Miami scandal

By Jonathan Okanes
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 at 10:31 pm in off-season stuff.

Former Cal linebacker Worrell Williams is mentioned as one of the Miami recruits who received improper benefits from booster Nevin Shapiro in a scathing investigative piece released Tuesday by Yahoo! Sports.

Williams, whose brother D.J. Williams attended Miami and also is listed as a player that received benefits, was recruited by Miami before deciding on Cal.

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  • c98

    I got a parking ticket once, years before I attended Cal in the 90′s. I didn’t pay it on time and as a result, I incurred a late fee.

    This proves that UC Berkeley is nothing more than a vast, criminal enterprise.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Well maybe the NCAA will have to take away your 5-7 season and all of the Rose Bowl and BCS games you won.

  • LB

    Here’s a link showing the extent of WW’s “involvement”:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/investigations/news;_ylt=Ap_E9W6RIrTu8T7fzJ33p19RMuB_?slug=ys-worrell_williams_allegations

    Basically, he went to a party at Shapiro’s house once with his older brother, who was a Miami player at the time. WW was a HS recruit at the time, had not yet committed to Cal, and was also being recruited by Miami. Shapiro spoke with him briefly at that party, which is a violation of NCAA rules that implicates Miami, not Cal. The extent of the “improper benefits” is that he got food and entertainment at the party from a Miami booster. WW says he was a 17 year old kid hanging out with his brother, and he didn’t even really know whose house he was at.

    In other words, this is a Miami booster giving improper benefits (however small) to a Miami recruit (who probably didn’t even realize that he was at a Miami booster’s house) who then later signed with Cal. WW did nothing knowingly wrong. And, Cal had absolutely nothing to do with any of it, other than arguably being placed at a competitive disadvantage with a recruit because another school (this time, Miami) was cheating.

  • MoreSanctionsComing

    The NCAA only takes wins away from cheaters like USC who only won because of how well they cheated.

    Share your fantasies of all the imaginary Cal punishments you want, troll, but all you accomplish is reminding everyone of the REAL sanctions currently imposed on the proven cheaters: USC.

    Current USC sanctions:
    Banned from championship games and bowl games, loss of numerous scholarships, forfeiture of many past wins.

    Current Cal sanctions:
    None.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Any reasons why your players who get into the most trouble and do the dumbest things have the same major?

    Bishop
    Williams
    Lynch
    Levy

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    MoreSanctionsComing Says:
    August 17th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Current Cal sanctions:
    None.
    _____________________________________________________

    Let’s add to that by going back 50 years

    Current Cal Heisman winners:
    None.

    Current Cal Rose Bowl wins:
    None.

    Current Cal Rose Bowl appearances:
    None

    Current Cal Outright Pac 10 Championships:
    None.

    Current Cal NCAA penalties for wrongdoing:
    Two (Isaac Curtis and Ainsworth/Davenport)

  • LB

    Current Cal sanctions: None.

    Current reasons Cal should be sanctioned: None.

    Current number of people who care about anything Amy has to say: None.

  • ET

    Jonathan,

    Enough is enough you can ban every post by MorenCeasar it is long since time

    Yes I know there is a blocking tool but cmon

  • MoreSanctionsComing

    “Current Cal Outright Pac 10 Championships:
    None.”

    Wrong. Cal shared the 2004 PAC-10 championship with cheating USC, but when USC was disgraced and stripped of their part of the title by the NCAA, Cal became the outright 2004 PAC-10 champions.

  • MoreSanctionsComing

    Jonathan,

    Enough is enough
    ——————

    Agreed. It’s ridiculous that this troll is allowed to continue ruining this blog the way she does.

    I also like to clarify: This anti-troll exists ONLY to respond to the troll. If the troll is banned and disappears nobody will ever see another post from MoreSanctionsComing.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    MoreSanctionsComing Says:
    August 17th, 2011 at 7:27 pm
    “Current Cal Outright Pac 10 Championships:
    None.”

    Wrong. Cal shared the 2004 PAC-10 championship with cheating USC, but when USC was disgraced and stripped of their part of the title by the NCAA, Cal became the outright 2004 PAC-10 champions.
    ___________________________________________________

    Nope.

  • ET

    MoreN, go away, find someplace else. What do have against Cal?

    Please go to the USC sites and have fun

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    MoreSanctionsComing Says:
    August 17th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    I also like to clarify: This anti-troll exists ONLY to respond to the troll. If the troll is banned and disappears nobody will ever see another post from MoreSanctionsComing
    ____________________________________________________

    Why flatter yourself? No one on these boards with the exception of you wants your anti-troll act. You are a legend in your own mind.