Posted March 27, 2013

Report: New unethical, inappropriate NCAA behavior in Miami case surfaces

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An email exchange showed that another NCAA investigator used convicted felon Nevin Shapiro’s lawyer to build the NCAA’s case against the University of Miami, reports the Miami Herald

The paper says that Stephanie Hannah, an NCAA director of enforcement who got the job after the NCAA fired Ameen Najjar, continued Najjar’s policy of working with Shapiro’s attorney, Maria Elena Perez, to try to build a case against the Miami programs.

Miami claims that NCAA investigators lied to interviewees in order to trick subjects into saying incriminating things and the school will file a motion to dismiss the case on Friday.

More from the Miami Herald:

UM also will claim that significant charges made against UM in the NCAA’s notice of allegations are uncorroborated by anyone besides Shapiro, and that tainted evidence has not been fully purged from the case.

After taking over for Najjar, Hannah attempted to work with Perez on obtaining information from Shapiro’s bodyguard, Mario Sanchez, who was subpoenaed to appear in a bankruptcy hearing. The deposition with Sanchez never materialized, and the bankruptcy trustee told us today that it wouldn’t have been of interest to the bankruptcy trustee, anyway.


8 comments
EliCabelly
EliCabelly

How about the misconduct in handing down penalties to Penn State? That's worse than anything the NCAA has done to Miami.

HarshRealities
HarshRealities

IF this was in a legal court the term "prosecutorial misconduct" would be used to throw the case out of court.

schlomo
schlomo

The NCAA treats student athletes like chattel and, at it's core is still all about money.  Just look at the NCAA student transfer rules and ridiculous student employment restrictions

MikeSchultz
MikeSchultz

Im Sick of this BS Dragging on, my Team has suffered an self-imposed enough Punishments these past three Yr's to pay for what a Rat Faced Mini Madoff said they did & all the while the NCCA continues to waid through the muck it created in its BS Vendetta agianst MIAMI FOOTBALL, ITS OVER,MIAMI WILL NOT ACCEPT NOR DESERVES ANYMORE PUNISHMENTS FROM A BROKEN DWN BS SYSTEM THAT IS CALLED THE NCAA. Pay Kids based on Socio-Economic Backrounds between $500-1500 a Month also an Guess what The CANES will be back nxt Yr & soon back into BCS Contention. 5 Rings BABY!!!!!!!

Fifilo
Fifilo

The NCAA needs to die.

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

All of this is just further proof (which we didn't need) that the NCAA has long outlived its usefulness. It should be scrapped completely. It becomes more offensive my the month.

Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask

Both the NCAA and UM are at fault. UM is my alma mater and I will always have love for it but enough is enough. Take some scholarships and accept the self imposed bans from bowl games the last two seasons, a fine, and call it a day. All the NCAA is doing is trying to make a public case that they are "cleaning the filth of collegiate sports" when in reality they are the ones that gain the most. Hypocrisy on both sides and I'm sick of hearing about this and other "blown up" allegations for media exposure on the part of NCAA.

NoCentKansas
NoCentKansas

 @Fifilo Actually, inept as it is, the NCAA is the only hope to rescue collegiate sports from the TV and Shoe company $cavengers.