CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami) – The NCAA has put two people in the University of Miami booster scandal on notice.
Two in the case, which involves former University of Miami booster Nevin Shapiro, told The Miami Herald on Saturday that they, and others as well, were told to be available near their phones Monday to discuss allegations against them in the case.
“The beginning of the end” of the long ordeal, as one person put it, is about to unfold at UM.
Another source would only say, “It’s imminent,” regarding Miami receiving its notice of allegations.
This March will mark two years since the NCAA launched its investigation into Shapiro’s relationship with the school and more than 100 former athletes to whom he said he provided “thousands of impermissible benefits” from 2002 through 2010.
Several former assistants were implicated by Shapiro as well.
The complete notice of allegations will go to the university itself, and individual persons who are alleged with committing NCAA violations will receive their own notices pertaining to their specific allegations.
The notice of allegations, according to the NCAA, outlines the rules that the institution is alleged to have broken and describes the facts of the case.
UM, being a private school, is not required to make public the NCAA’s findings. It is possible, however, that the university could reveal parts or all of the allegations.
Once it receives the allegations, UM will have up to 90 days to respond in writing. Extensions are sometimes provided.
After the 90 days, a hearing is set for the NCAA Committee on Infractions.
The NCAA usually reports its findings and any sanctions eight to 12 weeks after the hearing. Miami already self-imposed two consecutive postseason bans, sitting out bowl games after the 2011 and 2012 seasons, as well as missing the 2012 ACC
Shapiro is now serving a 20-year prison sentence for a $930 million Ponzi scheme.
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