Players off limits to 'Canes boosters

Players off limits to 'Canes boosters

Published Jan. 16, 2012 4:33 p.m. ET

Miami is telling boosters they may no longer provide occasional meals for athletes or host them at their homes, even though both acts can be permitted under NCAA rules.

The school's compliance office announced the changes in a newsletter distributed Monday, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press. It's unclear when the rule was specifically amended, with the newsletter citing only ''recent'' changes to policy.

In August, former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro told Yahoo Sports that he provided extra benefits to 72 Hurricanes football players and recruits from 2002 through 2010. He said some of those benefits included meals and entertainment at his homes.

The university's athletic department remains under NCAA investigation for its compliance practices, an inquiry largely related to Shapiro's allegations.