Arthur & Bryce Brown Named In Miami Illegal Benefits Probe

By: KAKE Sports Email
By: KAKE Sports Email

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August 16, 2011

Two football standouts from Wichita have been named in an investigative report about student athletes receiving improper benefits from a University of Miami booster.

In the Yahoo Sports report booster Nevin Shapiro admitted to providing improper benefits to Miami players and recruits from 2002 to 2010.

Former Wichita East and current KSU players Arthur and Bryce Brown are named in the report, along with dozens of other athletes. In the report, Shapiro told investigators he provided meals, transportation and entertainment, including trips to a strip club for Arthur Brown. Arthur Brown played two seasons at Miami before transferring to Kansas State.

The report claims Shapiro paid for meals for Bryce Brown, along with hotel rooms for Brown's parents and family adviser Brian Butler. Butler acknowledged the allegations. Bryce Brown originally committed to Miami before signing with Tennessee. He transferred to KSU after his freshman season.

In an interview with "The Game Plan" on Wichita radio station KGSO Wednesday, Butler admitted receiving benefits from Shapiro. "The guy took us to lunch, he paid for lunch, he paid for our hotel room, there's nothing more, nothing less than that", Butler said. Butler added while Bryce and Arthur Brown were at the lunch, the hotel rooms were for Butler and Brown's parents. Butler said he met with Shapiro only once.

Yahoo Sports launched an 11 month investigation, including interviewing Shapiro numerous times in prison. He is serving time for his role in a Ponzi scheme.

For a link to Brian Butler's interview on "The Game Plan" on KGSO
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To read about the specific allegations involving Bryce Brown,
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To see the specific allegations involving Arthur Brown,
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To read the entire Yahoo Sports report,
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