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Though infamous fortheir Camo pants, drugs, guns, and cheating, the Canes fall just short of #1 on this list.
The Canes nearly landed at No. 1 on this list, but its violations have yet to land the death penalty, and are all part of recent history, though an already infamous history. From the Catholics vs. Convicts game to its present predicament, Miami has a troubled past.
During the Jimmy Johnson and Dennis Erickson eras of Miami football, the team was known for guns, drugs, and other violations. The players were criminals off the field. Athletic Director Paul Dee, who heads the NCAA infractions committee, allegedly hid drug testing results from Erickson so players could avoid suspension. Furthermore, the Canes were convicted of Pell Grant fraud which provided money to players and their families. This landed Miami on probation for its actions in the 1980's.
The Hurricanes program has the challenge of dealing with a similar environment as the Trojans, living in a city where glitz and glamour are the norm. Though hamstrung by sanctions, Butch Davis was able to keep a Miami program alive despite its disarray. It's questionable whether Davis was cheating though, after his recent ouster at North Carolina for extensive violations between players and agents.
Everybody is aware of Miami's current situation which could land it the death penalty, as numerous players have been named in a scandal which dates back to 2002. That scandal involved paying over a million dollars to Miami football players, including $50,000 to NFL athlete Vince Wilfork.
With the recent scandal under the command of university president Donna Shalala, Miami makes a strong case to find itself at No. 1 on this list, but one program is more infamous.