Rumors of the University of Miami receiving their Notice of Allegations from the NCAA have been running rampant amongst the ‘Canes circle.
In what has been nearly a two-year investigation by the NCAA, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald is reporting that Miami coaches could hear from the NCAA as early as “Monday or Tuesday.”
In his latest Sports Buzz column, Jackson states:
A source told us [Miami Herald] Saturday morning that the NCAA has told several former UM coaches and staffers to be available Monday and Tuesday for phone discussions about the allegations against them.”
According to Jackson, in the event that Miami does receive a Notice of Allegations, it would be some time before UM receives any sort of punishment – Jackson seems to think “June, July or August” at the earliest.
From what I understand, once UM is given their Notice of Allegations, they are then allowed to respond to the allegations within a certain amount of time. Miami has self-imposed two consecutive bowl bans (2011-12) and also forfeited any chance of playing in the 2012 ACC championship game. This will definitely be taken into consideration when the NCAA begins to generate further penalties against Miami’s football program.
UM has found themselves under a two-year investigation due to former Miami booster turned convicted felon, Nevin Shapiro. Shapiro told Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports that he provided money, dinners, strip club rendezvous’ and even prostitutes to former UM players and recruits.