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Shapiro began making his allegations about a year ago. He told Yahoo Sports that 72 football players and other athletes at Miami received improper benefits from him in the past decade.

The NCAA’s four-year statute of limitations doesn’t apply when there is a pattern of willful violations that continues into the past four years.

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AP Sports Writer Michael Marot and Associated Press Writer Paul Weber contributed to this report.

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