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Rolle doesn't deny U of M report

Antrel Rolle and Jason Pierre-Paul work out at

Antrel Rolle and Jason Pierre-Paul work out at the New Meadowlands Sports Complex. (Aug. 8, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Antrel Rolle, who was one of the players named in the recent Yahoo! report on the University of Miami that included allegations of money, sex parties and other violations, did not deny that he was given the favors.

“Right now, to me, it doesn’t matter what’s true and what’s not true,” the Giants safety said. “There’s nothing for me to comment on with this guy. Obviously he’s on a rampage to cause havoc. I’m just going to let him do his talking because to me it’s really irrelevant and it doesn’t concern me at this point. I’ll deal with it when the right time comes but as of right now I don’t feel the need to comment on it.”

According to the report, Rolle received a $7,500 watch, cash gifts in the thousands of dollars (reportedly as much as $40,000), multiple trips to both nightclubs and strip clubs where Nevin Shapiro paid for VIP access, drinks and entertainment, trips on Shapiro's yacht, food, drinks and entertainment at Shapiro's $2.7 million Miami Beach home, and transportation to and from nightclubs and strip clubs provided by Shapiro's bodyguards.

“There’s no situation for me to deal with,” Rolle said. “That’s one man’s word and it means nothing at all to me. There is nothing for me to do, nothing for me to focus on. My only concern is for the University and hoping that everything goes OK with them and hoping that that coach does have the opportunity to share the battlefield with those guys.

“I can’t tell you what’s true or not true,” Rolle added. “I can only speak for myself and like I said, when it comes to me I have nothing to say about this guy. I have nothing to comment on.”

Kenny Phillips was also named in the report.

Rolle did seem oddly pleased, however, that there have been images of Shapiro floating around with him wearing Rolle’s jersey.

“My mom has been calling me and saying they keep showing him wearing my jersey at U of M,” Rolle said. “And I’m like ‘Sh--, I didn’t give him the jersey.’ When I saw him he was switching jerseys each and every week. I just happened to be the jersey he had on during the Florida State game. He represented me. I played ball down there. He should have worn the Number 6 jersey.”
 

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