NCAA Declines UM Request To Dismiss Shapiro Case
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It looks like the University of Miami will make an appearance before the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions in mid-June to answer the charges of lack of institutional control for the Nevin Shapiro scandal.
According to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald, Temple professor Eleanor Myers, a member of the NCAA Infractions Committee, told the school and four former coaches that she doesn’t have the power to dismiss the case before a hearing in front of the entire committee.
UM and the coaches had sought to have the case thrown out before the official hearing due to various problems including the NCAA’s admitted problems by investigators looking into Shapiro’s allegations against UM.
The school and the former coaches are scheduled to appear before the NCAA Committee on Infractions between June 14 and June 16 in Indianapolis. Once the hearing is over, the Committee has multiple paths it can take.
The Committee can accept Miami’s self-imposed two-year postseason ban and scholarship limits and close the case. The COI can also impose more sanctions on the school before closing the case. If more sanctions are added, UM can appeal the decision to the COI’s appeal’s committee.
After that, if UM isn’t satisfied with the Committee’s actions, the only other recourse is in the court system.
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