Louisville Releases Notice Of Allegations Against Hurtt
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The University of Louisville released redacted documents to CBS4 that spelled out the alleged violations former University of Miami assistant coach Clint Hurtt committed in combination with disgraced booster Nevin Shapiro.
The NCAA said that Hurtt “violated the principles of ethical conduct when he failed to deport himself in accordance with generally recognized high standards of honesty and sportsmanship normally associated with the conduct and administration of intercollegiate athletics.”
The NCAA spelled out the problem saying that Hurtt knowingly, “provided improper inducements to three then football prospective student-athletes and arranged for the provision of improper inducements and benefits from Nevin Shapiro (Shapiro), a representative of the institution’s athletics interests, to four then football prospective student-athletes and three then football student-athletes and (b) provided false and misleading information to the NCAA enforcement staff.”
The NCAA alleged that between August 2006 and April 2009, Nevin Shapiro, “a representative of the institution’s athletics interests, provided impermissible supplemental compensation to (redacted), then volunteer recruiting assistant with the football staff, and Clint Hurtt, then assistant football coach. The approximate value of the impermissible benefits provided by Shapiro was at least $7,025.”
The NCAA said in its football allegations that in April 2009, “Shapiro provided Hurtt an interest-free loan in the amount of $2,500 which Hurtt repaid on July 31, 2009.”
The NCAA continued saying that Hurtt, along with other football coaching staff and Shapiro, “assisted the institution in the recruitment of seven then football prospective student-athletes. Additionally, with the knowledge of (redacted) and Hurtt, Shapiro…and a booster, had impermissible contact with and provided impermissible benefits to four then football prospective student-athletes and eight then football student-athletes.”
“Finally, (redacted) Hurtt and assistant (redacted) provided impermissible benefits directly to five then football prospective student-athletes and three members of a football prospective student-athlete’s family,” the NCAA said. “The approximate total value of benefits provided was at least $3,315.”
The NCAA said Hurtt and others provided “impermissible transportation, meals, and lodging to then football prospective student-athletes.” According to the NCAA, “Hurtt allowed then football prospective student-athletes to stay at his residence for at least two nights and provided them with at least two meals, all at no cost. Hurtt also provided the prospective student-athletes with local transportation.”
In another allegation, the NCAA said Hurtt took student-athletes to Nevin Shapiro’s home and that the prospects interacted with Hurtt, Shapiro, another unnamed person then-football players.
“While visiting Shapiro’s home, Shapiro provided (redacted) a ride in his Mercedes around his neighborhood,” the NCAA said. “The then football prospective student-athletes and then current football student-athletes also played pool, and Shapiro offered a cash prize to the winning team. The approximate total value of benefits provided was at least $225.”
The NCAA also alleged that Hurtt and other prospects had dinner with Shapiro at Grazie Italian Cuisine and that Shapiro paid for the $529 meal.
Finally, the NCAA cited impermissible text messages and impermissible phone calls to recruits from May 28, 2007 to February 19, 2010.