Purdue released a statement in regards to Robert Marve, saying there are no eligibility issues with the quarterback who was one of 72 players named in a Yahoo! Sports story on benefits received by players at Miami.
"Purdue University has been in communication with the NCAA regarding Tuesday's media report that mentions Robert Marve," the statement read. "There are no issues with Purdue or eligibility issues with Robert. Purdue will have no further comment on this matter."
Marve started 11 games at Miami in 2008. He then transferred to Purdue. He sat out in 2009 and appeared in four games last year before suffering a season-ending knee injury.
According to the Yahoo! Sports report, here are the benefits Nevin Shapiro claimed to provide to Marve.
- "Drinks and VIP access during strip club visits to Solid Gold, The Cheetah and Tootsie's Cabaret."
- "Food, drinks and entertainment at Shapiro's $6 million Miami Beach mansion on multiple occasions."
- "At least one cash gift."
- "At least two dinners at Prime 112 steakhouse."
- "Transportation by Shapiro's bodyguards and Miami staffer Sean Allen."
- "Drinks and VIP access at nightclubs on multiple occasions."
Shapiro is a former Miami booster who is serving a prison sentence for a $930 million Ponzi scheme.