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Orson Charles Named In Yahoo! Sports' Miami Blockbuster

For months, college football fans have been nervous about the release of what Yahoo! Sports investigative reporter had rated a "10" on the scale of bomb-droppiness. Odds were good that it wouldn't rain down on your school, and there was the delicious chance that the victim could be a rival, but still ... are all your ducks crossed and ducks dotted, or whatever?

The good news: "it's all about the U/ It's all about the U," and you've never seen anything like it.

In the story, it's reported a booster named Nevin Shapiro provided strippers, bounties to injure opponents, vacations, jewelry and on and on to players. And even an abortion. This story is the rare case in which the hype actually fell far short.

Georgia Tech fans will be happy to note two division rivals are now in deep, deep NCAA trouble, while Georgia fans have one note at which to wrinkle brow: TE Orson Charles' name is included among high school recruits who were "delivered ... to Shapiro’s home or luxury suite so the booster could make recruiting pitches." 

It doesn't appear to be alleged that Charles did anything wrong during his high school recruitment, but simply seeing the former Tampa high school star listed anywhere near this thing is unsettling.

Pretty sure the NCAA has way too much to occupy itself with here to fuss with Charles any time soon. But as we saw with A.J. Green, you never know what the NCAA might turn up once it starts digging somewhere else entirely.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.