Football: Have the Miami Hurricanes Given Up Enough?

As the University of Miami athletics anxiously awaits any looming sanctions that may come their way, ACC commissioner John Swofford believes that the Hurricanes have been punished to the fullest.

Oct 17, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; ACC commissioner John Swofford speaks to the media during the ACC media day held at the Ritz-Carlton. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Swofford told ESPN, “I think [Miami has] stepped up to the plate and given themselves a strong dose of medicine.  I don’t know of a school that has taken themselves out of bowl games for two straight years, including a possible BCS game.”

The Hurricanes met with the NCAA’s infractions committee on Jun. 13 and 14 in Indianapolis, a meeting which included university president Donna Shalala, head football coach Al Golden, men’s basketball coach Jim Larranaga and athletic director Blake James.  

UM has been charged with lack of institutional control – a most severe charge.

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Hurricanes can expect to their sanctions six weeks or more after the initial hearing, so UM can expect to find out their fate sometime around the beginning of August.

In regards to football, the Hurricanes have self-imposed two consecutive bowl bans and most recently opted out of the 2012 ACC championship game against in-state rival Florida State.

“Nothing shocks me [with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions], but I’d be surprised and disappointed by any additional penalties,” Swofford told ESPN.

 

 

Topics: Football, Miami Hurricanes

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