NCAA fires VP of enforcement Julie Roe Lach
With the impending release of a report detailing the abuse of power in an investigation on the University of Miami, the NCAA has fired the Julie Roe Lach, vice president of enforcement, on Monday morning.
According to Yahoo! Sports, Roe Lach was fired because of her approval of an “improper financial relationship” between an NCAA investigator named Maria Elena Perez and Nevin Shapiro, a former Miami booster.
NCAA president Mark Emmert announced in late January that the law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft would be conducting an external review of the NCAA’s “enforcement environment.” Three sources interviewed as part of the investigation said Roe Lach approved reimbursements for Perez, who conducted bankruptcy depositions of two individuals tied to the UM investigation.
Perez denied any wrongdoing to Yahoo! Sports. The NCAA will release the findings of the enforcement review at 2 p.m. EST on Monday.