Maria Elena Perez
An attorney who assisted the NCAA during its probe of Miami athletics is facing charges from the Florida Bar, which alleges a wide range of ethics violations occurred during that investigation.
The University of Miami has sent a blistering response to the NCAA asking for the case against the school to be dropped. UM is asking the NCAA to drop the case after repeated missteps by the collegiate governing body during the investigation of the school.
The NCAA is asking if Miami ignored evidence that the former booster at the center of this scandal was providing impermissible benefits Hurricanes’ athletes, coaches or recruits, said a person familiar with the situation.
The NCAA infraction’s case against the University of Miami has taken another embarrassing turn for the collegiate governing body.
The strange and seemingly never-ending saga surrounding Nevin Shapiro, the University of Miami, and the NCAA has taken another turn in federal court.
The attorney at the center of the evidence the NCAA removed from its case against the University of Miami said Tuesday the NCAA was not her client and instead said the NCAA was merely a third party paying for some of Shapiro’s legal fees.
The storm clouds that have been gathering over the University of Miami finally started to open Tuesday when the NCAA delivered its long awaited notice of allegations against the school, spelling out exactly what the collegiate governing body found during a two-year investigation of UM.
The NCAA leveled the most serious charge it has in its arsenal, lack of institutional control, against the University of Miami for the school’s part in the Nevin Shapiro scandal. The term, institutional control may be foreign to fans, but something schools dread seeing from the NCAA.
Miami has finally received its notice of allegations from the NCAA, marking the end of just one step in what’s already been a two-year probe of the athletic department.
The battle lines between the NCAA and the University of Miami were fortified Monday night when the school said it would accept no more punishment from the NCAA for the Nevin Shapiro violations.