Vince Wilfork broke his silence on the allegations of his involvement in a University of Miami football scandal in which he allegedly received many improper benefits during his time at the university, issuing a statement on Twitter.
I am aware of the report that has claims that involve me while at the U. While the NCAA and the U conduct their investigations [my wife] and I believe that it is not appropriate for us to comment. Thanks for your continued support and confidence in me. (via Wilfork on Twitter)
Wilfork, now a star defensive tackle for the New England Patriots, allegedly received a $50,000 lump sum payment during his junior season at Miami, multiple thousand-dollar cash gifts, three bounty payments totaling $1,250, many trips to nightclubs where Shapiro paid for VIP access, trips on the booster's $1.6 million yacht, meals at Miami restaurants, lodging and accommodations at Shapiro's $2.7 million home in Miami and a washer and dryer worth $1,500.
For more information on Wilfork's illegal benefits, read the report over at Yahoo! Sports.
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