Committee On Infractions
The details of the NCAA’s accusations against the University of Miami continue to trickle out with the latest report being the former booster Nevin Shapiro provided approximately $170,000 in impermissible benefits to UM athletes, recruits, coaches and other from 2002-2010.
The NCAA Committee on Infractions has agreed to hear motions from three former University of Miami assistant coaches to have their portion of the Nevin Shapiro charges against them thrown out.
A new CBSSports.com report said the NCAA is about to make major allegations against former UM assistant coach Clint Hurtt for his role in the Nevin Shapiro scandal that broke in August 2011.
University of Missouri head basketball coach Frank Haith may be charged as early as this week with unethical conduct and failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance for his role in the Nevin Shapiro case, according to CBSSports.com.
Tuesday’s ruling from the NCAA suspending various players of the University of Miami football team was bad, but the worst is likely still to come as the NCAA infractions committee continues to investigate the rules violations committed by UM.
Cam Newton and Reggie Bush have plenty of parallels. Both have held the Heisman Trophy. Both have endured scrutiny, scandal and NCAA investigations. And now both are wishing the Miami Hurricanes well as they face a mess that could tear the program down.
Only one football program has ever received the NCAA’s most severe penalty, known as “the death penalty,” but if the allegations against Miami are proven by the NCAA, “the U” could be facing a similar fate to Southern Methodist University in 1987
When the University of Southern California was hit with strong sanctions after the Reggie Bush-scandal, the head of the NCAA Committee on Infractions, Paul Dee, said “high profile players demand high-profile compliance.” But, if the allegations against the University of Miami are proven by the NCAA, Dee may go down with one of the biggest gaffes in college football history.