AP Source: Miami Has Received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA

By Jason Priestas on February 19, 2013 at 9:28p

Miami has finally received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA, wrapping up nearly two years of investigations into the school's athletic department.

From the insane allegations of Nevin Shapiro, to a botched case from the NCAA that ultimately led to the dismissal of the organization's VP of enforcement, this case has seen it all.

Miami president Donna Shalala issued a defiant statement on behalf of the university Tuesday evening, both accepting responsibility for violations that occurred and blasting the NCAA for conducting a flawed investigation. To wit:

Many of the charges brought forth are based on the word of a man who made a fortune by lying. The NCAA enforcement staff acknowledged to the University that if Nevin Shapiro, a convicted con man, said something more than once, it considered the allegation "corroborated" - an argument which is both ludicrous and counter to legal practice. 

The case will now move into the sanctions phase where the NCAA will decide whether Miami's self-imposed sanctions, including two bowl bans, will be enough.



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headina's picture

I bet they get nothing


Vico's picture

I guess it depends on what exactly was the information gathered by the NCAA through impermissible means?  If Shapiro's attorney/bankruptcy deposition is the linchpin for the NCAA's case, Miami should be able to sue and, ultimately, walk (or receive a slap on the wrist via mediation).  If Yahoo!'s investigative report is sufficient, then Miami can still get hammered hard and fall under the repeat offender rule.  This is despite the NCAA tripping over its own microscopic wang (again).

Either way, expect Miami to sue.  It's funny that Miami didn't know to object, or didn't object too hard, to the NCAA's use of Shapiro's bankruptcy deposition, despite knowing in advance the NCAA was doing this.  What do they have university lawyers for anyways?

I can't believe I ate the whole thing.

Enzo's picture

Their lawyers must be graduates of the U.

otrain2416's picture

I'd really like to the see the NCAA come down hard on them like 3+ year bowl ban huge reduction of scholarships

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.

Ramzy Nasrallah's picture

The early rumblings are that LOIC and 10.1s for multiple coaches are included. NCAA isn't going to let bad pub get in the way of a good shaming.

sb97's picture

Who gets shamed?  Miami?  The NCAA? The coaches?  All of the above?

popeurban's picture

I feel like it has to be similar to what PSU received.  Just my opinion, but it seems like similar duration and effort to do nothing to change the status quo.

Enzo's picture

Repeat offender is the key here. That could trump PSU.

acBuckeye's picture

Nothing will trump PSU. They got the Death Penalty without getting it, basically. I think Miami will receive something similar to what USC got, although probably not as harsh since Miami has been working with the NCAA on the case, as opposed to USC, who essentially gave the NCAA the middle finger.

buckeyestu's picture

I hope the U gets slammed hard, but i dont think the death penalty is likely. Hopefully a big hit on scholarships.

Maestro's picture

10.1's clap, clap, clap-clap-clap
10.1's clap, clap, clap-clap-clap
10.1's clap, clap, clap-clap-clap

vacuuming sucks

oregonianbuckeye's picture

But, but, but Donna Shalala said the ncaa is evil ... 

703Buckeye's picture

It pissed me off listening to her hypocritical statement.

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

GlueFingers Lavelli's picture

I dont think they deserve too much more. The Al Golden regime seems pretty set on cleaning up nthe programs image (at least until sactions pass).  I'd say maybe 1 additional bowl ban, and let it go. The current players have nothing to do with this mess. If anything ditch Shalala to further send the message. We need the U to be good, it weakens the SEC.

Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.

Vico's picture

Per other rumblings, the NCAA assumed Neven Shapiro's claims were corroborated if he claimed it more than once.

So, yeah, this could get real interesting...

I can't believe I ate the whole thing.

buckeyepastor's picture

I think they add a year to the bowl ban and slash some scholarships, say, a dozen over 3 years. Golden might be the person to turn things around, and the current players aren't at fault, but when are the current players EVER at fault in these things?  Sure wasn't the case at OSU, or USC, or PSU.   UNC might have been one of the few times when they actually came down on something happening while the wrong-doers were around to be sanctioned.   What's more, if it's shown to have been willful violations, involving not one but several coaches, and if it extends into other sports, could be severe.   

"Woody would have wanted it that way" 

BuckeyeW's picture

There's no way they avoid lost scholarships, right? All the high-profile schools have dealt with them recently: tOSU, PSU, USC, North Carolina, even Boise State.

Sean N's picture

Is it just me, or is Donna Shalala the spitting image of Mac's mom from It's Always Sunny  in Philadelphia

KateUptonsLowerBack's picture

Miami's punishment is 2 years no bowl games + the home crowd has to put up with Shalala wearing nothing but a thong to every game. Now their shitty attendance just dropped even more.

Poison nuts's picture

Right, I was gonna say - so all 6 of them have to see that in a thong...Who knows, maybe this whole incident will increase attendance. They could have upwards of 22 people in the stands come opening day! So, that's like 2022 people when you count the visiting teams fans! For a Miami game, that's a shitload of people!

"Do not pass me, just slow down - I can move right through you" Superchunk - Precision Auto.

Hovenaut's picture

Putting the 'U' back into you are seriously dragging this scenario out.

Take a bow, NCAA......just keep heads away from @sses.

Oops, maybe I'm too late on that.

cplunk's picture

I feel like I'm watching the Casey Anthony or OJ Simpson trial. I know how its going to end, and it isn't with justice.

BucksfanXC's picture

That hearing on the NOA is gonna turn into a finger pointing contest, "you allowed boosters to buy hookers and abortions," "well, you only know that because you illegally hired a con-man's attorney"
I don't see this going well for either party, but my experience is blaming the judge for finding out about your crimes isn't a good strategy.  I think Miami will still get the hammer, Frank Haith will likely escape pretty unscathed, Al Golden should probably take the next job opening he can next season, Emmert should resign...but we'll see.

“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.”  - Woody

TLB's picture

My guess is that whatever they get will not be much more than the "penalties" they have alrealy levied against themselves.  Maybe 1 more year without a bowl and a couple of lost scholarships, but not much more.

gobucks96's picture

Don't they have enough from the Espn 30 on 30's to fry them? You have multiple players admitting they received stuff, what's to question here?

acBuckeye's picture

I guess Shalala hasn't seen all the photos of players hanging around Shapiro in nightclubs, on his yacht, in his mansion, etc. That's proof enough.
Every major NCAA athletic program is dirty to a degree. But my father has long thought that Miami and USC (due to their glamorous locations) are the dirtiest programs in the country, and have been for decades. These are two programs that should be wiped from the face of the planet.

northcampus's picture

You don't have to be in a glamorous location to run a dirty program.  Kentucky basketball is proof of that.

acBuckeye's picture

Right on. I mean, you have to do SOMETHING to get a player to want to go to effing Lexington, KY.

funky123's picture

The ncaa should get the death penalty.

BrewstersMillions's picture

Somehow this will fall on poor Terry Porter's shoulders.

acBuckeye's picture

Or it will all be Jim Tressel's fault.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

I hope Cryami gets 18 more years of bowl bans and 250 scholarships slashed over the next 25 years.

Class of 2010.

DJ Byrnes's picture

Cool, drop the hammer on 18-21 year old kids and a coach who had nothing to do with the crimes, all while Dana Shalalaalalalala will be employed after coddling a rotten scumbag because he wrote 5-figure checks to her athletic program.
/slits wrists the long way

Californian by birth, Marionaire by the Grace of President Warren G. Harding.

BUCKfutter's picture

miami has to get worse than what USC got...that is the recent case that's most comparable. that being said, watching the NCAA vs Miami is like watching scUM vs wisky in football...the most desirable outcome is for a large sinkhole to swallow the stadium, or in this case, the boardroom

the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS

BoFuquel's picture

I say The NCAA will lynch the x-basketball coach and call it a day.GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

petebuc52's picture

They come out with this after admitting they botched the investigation? WTH NCAA=Bizzaro world

ab42beerman's picture

Indeed.  What a mess.  Emmert probably won't survive.

rightfield's picture

Miami has to receive major scholy reductions. And more than PSU got. This is a repeat,repeat repeat offender and the only way to get it cleaned up is to bleed it to death and schollies is a good way to do that. A decade of .500 or below football will get the hanger ons to back away from the program. 

Its good to be the king