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Trouble For Haith

***UPDATE: TUESDAY, 10:37 PM***After Mizzou’s narrow 71-65 win over South Carolina Tuesday evening, Tiger head coach Frank Haith addressed the report released the day before. Haith said it has been a frustrating and trying year and a half, but he is happy to know that is near the end. He added that he cannot comment any further on the situation because, contrary to the reports from Monday, Haith and his lawyers have not received any notices from the NCAA. ***UPDATE: MONDAY, 8:11 PM***The University of Missouri released a short statement in response to the report that surfaced Monday afternoon involving the potential notice of allegations from the NCAA coming Frank Haith’s way. It reads:”The University of Missouri is aware of today’s story from CBS Sports. The University has been in communication with the NCAA regarding their ongoing efforts related to the University of Miami investigation. Coach Haith and the University of Missouri continue to cooperate fully. However, we are not at liberty to comment further out of respect for the NCAA process.”***ORIGINAL STORY***Missouri Basketball Head Coach Frank Haith may be facing multiple violation charges from the NCAA.On Monday, reported the NCAA was ready to release it’s findings after conducting an investigation into the allegations made by jailed Miami booster Nevin Shapiro. According to sources in the report, Haith will face charges of “unethical conduct” and “failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance” stemming from his time as head coach of the Hurricanes. In 2011, Shapiro claimed to have given thousands in impermissible benefits to the University of Miami from 2002 and 2010. Shapiro claimed he gave $10,000 to a family member of Hurricane’s basketball player DeQuan Jones to seal his commitment. The NCAA was unable to prove that Haith or anyone on his staff actually made that payment, but Haith will be charged with unethical conduct, because, according to CBSSports, the NCAA did not believe his story that the money, which was supposed to be used for camp, wasn’t used to repay Shapiro. The report cited a source claiming Shapiro’s mother was able to verify the payment to the NCAA. Other allegations of impermissible airline travel to family members of players, along with infractions of recruiting visits have allowed the NCAA to charge Haith with a “failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance.” CBSSports is also reporting that three assistants previously on Haith’s staff — Jake Morton, Jorge Fernandez and Michael Schwartz — each will receive unethical conduct charges. Everyone involved will have 90 days to respond to the NCAA findings, before a hearing in front of the Committee on Infractions. A decision on the penalties will be handed down to Haith, his staff and those involved in the investigation 4-6 months after the hearing. The investigation began nearly two years ago after Shapiro, who is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for a $930 million Ponzi scheme, told Yahoo Sports that he gave thousands of impermissible benefits, primarily to football players, from 2002 to 2010. Attempts to reach Haith or the Missouri Athletic Department by ABC17 have not been returned.After the report surfaced, received a text message from Haith saying “We are in constant contact with the NCAA but we have not received a notice of allegations.”

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