UM NCAA Investigation
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.
Saturday’s win against South Florida made the Miami Hurricanes eligible for a post-season bowl, but those brief hopes were dashed Sunday afternoon when the University said it would not let the team be considered for a bowl game, a response to the ongoing NCAA probe of the football program.
University of Miami president Donna Shalala has taken to the university’s website to again address the storm that now envelops the athletic department.
The sounds of silence have been deafening from the University of Miami’s athletic department since the Nevin Shapiro scandal broke. Athletic director Shawn Eichorst finally broke his silence in a statement Thursday morning.
Former University of Miami booster, and federal convict, Nevin Shapiro said his evidence will spark the NCAA’s most severe punishment that could bring about the end of football at the University of Miami.
The University of Miami and head coach Al Golden gave the first public statements from the school Tuesday morning about the ongoing NCAA investigation into claims made by a convicted Ponzi schemer about potential rules violations including impermissible benefits.