CORAL GABLES, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) – The seemingly never ending case by the NCAA against the University of Miami over allegations made by convicted Ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro took another turn Friday afternoon.
According to the Associated Press, NCAA investigators plan to interview University of Miami football player Dyron Dye next week as they look for more evidence about possible ties he had with Shapiro, a former Hurricanes booster.
The AP reported the NCAA wants to know if there are any discrepancies in what Dye told them in two previous interviews and what was written in an affidavit he provided in support of former assistant coach Aubrey HIll.
Hill is one of several former Miami coaches who face an unethical conduct charge for allegedly breaking NCAA rules through actions with Shapiro.
The move to question Dye further comes as the University of Miami and the former coaches are preparing to go before the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions to face charges including lack of institutional control.
The investigation into the Hurricanes program has been littered with problems including the NCAA breaking its own rules as it tried to get information from legal proceedings it normally wouldn’t have access to any other way.
Multiple investigations have been launched into the UM investigation by the NCAA and the collegiate governing body has removed about 20 percent of the investigators original findings from the report that was given to the Committee on Infractions.
UM has self-imposed a two-year postseason ban for its part in the Shapiro saga, but could face scholarship losses and other penalties if the Committee on Infractions chooses to penalize the school further.
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