In yet another sign that the Miami football investigation involving booster Nevad Shapiro will have immediate ramifications, a report by Joe Fortenbaugh of National Football Post indicates Las Vegas oddsmakers have pulled the Labor Day Miami-Maryland season opener off the board. Ceasars Palace is one place that went on the record saying the game was pulled, and others have done the same.
An analyst with Ceasars told Fortenbaugh that while suspensions may not be handed out for the 12 current players involved in the Yahoo! Sports report right away, it is better for them to err on the side of caution.
Miami was a 5.5-point favorite for the game in Byrd Stadium, which is pretty generous if only because the two teams were comparable last season, the game is in Maryland and the crowd will likely be more wild than usual because it is Randy Edsall's debut. Given all that, and the investigation, pulling the game off the board makes sense.
(Sorry, that's homer me talking).