NCAA says former Miami assistant Clint Hurtt misled investigation
The NCAA said that former Miami assistant football coach Clint Hurtt provided false or misleading information during the NCAA’s investigation into the school’s athletic department, reports ESPN.com.
The NCAA also claims that Hurtt received a $2,500 interest-free loan from now jailed convicted felon Nevin Shapiro in April 2009 and repaid it three months later and also had knowledge that Shapiro gave five recruits benefits that total at least $3,315.
The NCAA’s Notice of Allegations claims that between August 2006 and April 2009, Nevin Shapiro provided at least $7,025 in impermissible supplemental compensation to Hurtt and another unidentified Miami volunteer recruiting assistant.
Shapiro also with Hurtt’s knowledge, assisted in the recruitment of seven more players. Additionally, with Hurtt’s knowledge, Shapiro provided impermissible benefits to four recruits and eight then-current Miami players.
Hurtt was at Miami from 2006-09 and joined Louisville’s staff as defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator in 2010. All of Hurtt’s NCAA allegations occurred while he was at Miami.
“I’ve said all along since it did not happen at the University of Louisville, Clint is due his due process and I think that’s the only fair thing we can do as a university,” Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich said. “Clint’s side of the story is much different than the allegations, so I think we just wait the 90 days and see how it unfolds.