AP Source: Miami has received notice of allegations from NCAA.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) February 20, 2013
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.