Stanford, Notre Dame and ... the University of Miami?

UM President Donna Shalala responds to the allegations against her football program.

As news spread that a convicted Ponzi schemer said he plied University of Miami football players with everything from booze to prostitutes, university president Donna Shalala tried -- as best she could -- to spin the story away from the troubling allegations.

"Let us not forget who we are," Shalala said in a video posted on the university's website Aug. 29. "Nationally the academic achievements of our student-athletes are mentioned in the same breath and spirit as Notre Dame and Stanford. This is because we are first and foremost an academic institution."

Notre Dame. Stanford. And ... UM. Really?

We checked it out and rated her statement Mostly False.



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