MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – The Nevin Shapiro scandal could be putting University of Missouri men’s basketball head coach Frank Haith’s job in serious jeopardy before his team ever plays a game.
Haith spent the last seven years as the head coach at the University of Miami before leaving for Mizzou.READ MORE: State Argues Judge Should Reject COVID-19 Records Case
Shapiro has alleged that Haith approved when the Ponzi-schemer allegedly paid Miami Hurricanes recruit DeQuan Jones $10,000 to play for the Canes.READ MORE: Ring Doorbell Camera Appears To Show Elderly Woman Threatening Neighbor With Knife
Haith is expected to meet with NCAA investigators in the near future and to this point has the support of Missouri athletic director Mike Alden. But Alden’s success is tied to Haith, who he hired despite vocal criticism from alumni, boosters, and national pundits.
Haith said earlier in the week that his dealings with Shapiro were not accurately portrayed in the Yahoo! Sports investigation. He has declined comment other than to say he is cooperating with the NCAA.MORE NEWS: Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa Placed On Injured Reserve
University of Missouri curators were meeting Friday afternoon in Kansas City, but it’s unknown if Haith’s status with the school will be discussed.