MIAMI ( – The Nevin Shapiro scandal could be putting University of Missouri men’s basketball head coach Frank Haith’s job in serious jeopardy before his team ever plays a game.

Haith spent the last seven years as the head coach at the University of Miami before leaving for Mizzou.

Shapiro has alleged that Haith approved when the Ponzi-schemer allegedly paid Miami Hurricanes recruit DeQuan Jones $10,000 to play for the Canes.

Haith is expected to meet with NCAA investigators in the near future and to this point has the support of Missouri athletic director Mike Alden. But Alden’s success is tied to Haith, who he hired despite vocal criticism from alumni, boosters, and national pundits.

Haith said earlier in the week that his dealings with Shapiro were not accurately portrayed in the Yahoo! Sports investigation. He has declined comment other than to say he is cooperating with the NCAA.

University of Missouri curators were meeting Friday afternoon in Kansas City, but it’s unknown if Haith’s status with the school will be discussed.


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