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Vince Wilfork named in Yahoo! Sports investigation of Miami football

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  August 16, 2011 06:49 PM

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Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork is one of many former University of Miami football players named in a Yahoo! Sports report that details a former booster's role in providing improper benefits to players from 2002 to 2010.

According to the report, Wilfork received an outright payment of $50,000, as well as other gifts and services, from Nevin Shapiro. Shapiro is currently in jail for his role in a multimillion dollar Ponzi scheme.

A separate page of the Yahoo! report details Wilfork's alleged involvement. Wilfork played at Miami from 2001 to 2004. The Patriots chose him with the 21st pick in the 2004 draft.

Other high-profile Miami players named in the report include Devin Hester, D.J. Williams, Kellen Winslow, Jr., and Jonathan Vilma.

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