The NCAA has charged former University of Miami recruiting coordinator/defensive line coach Clint Hurtt with unethical conduct following his role in the Nevin Shapiro investigation.
Hurtt, now the recruiting coordinator/defensive line coach at the University of Louisville, allegedly misled information to the NCAA enforcement staff, according to the Sun Sentinel.
In an excerpt from the Sentinel, Michael Casagrande wrote:
Receiving the dreaded 10.1 rule violation, Hurtt allegedly provided misleading information to NCAA enforcement staff members. The notice states that during a Nov. 3, 2011 interview, Hurtt denied providing meals, transportation and some lodging for four UM football recruits.”
Shapiro claims that “he paid for Hurtt to bring large groups of Hurricanes football recruits to dinner at Miami Beach restaurant Cafe Grazie.”
Shapiro also claims to have “provided Hurtt an interest-free loan of $5,000 — one $2500 cash payment and one $2500 check.”
Said current Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich:
Clint is due his due process. I think that’s the only fair thing we can do as a university. Clint’s side of the story is much different than the allegations are, so I think we wait the 90 days and see how it unfolds then.”
The NCAA states that “only institutional staff members are permitted to recruit prospective student-athletes. Generally, NCAA rules prohibit anyone else from contacting (calling, writing or in-person contact) prospects or the prospect’s relatives or guardian for recruiting purposes.”