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Haith Receives NCAA Report

Missouri men’s basketball head coach Frank Haith has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA, accusing him of “failing to promote an atmosphere for compliance with the men’s basketball program” while being the head coach at the University of Miami.On Thursday, ABC 17 News obtained the notice along with the letters to both Haith and MU Chancellor Brady Deaton from the University of Missouri. The case surrounds disgraced former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro and his claim that he gave thousands of dollars and impermissible benefits to Miami athletes and recruits. That includes reportedly giving a current basketball player for Miami $10,000 to hold his commitment to the Hurricanes.In the NOA, the NCAA alleges Shapiro threatened both Haith and former Miami men’s basketball assistant Jake Morton, that Shapiro would make public the claim he provided money to assist in the recruitment of a men’s basketball prospective student-athletes. Haith’s failure to alert anyone in the athletic department or prove his claims had no merit. Instead, he gave Morton money to keep Shapiro quiet.After Mizzou’s 63-60 win over 5th-ranked Florida Tuesday night, Haith told media in the post-game press conference that he received his notice of allegations before the game. Haith added, however, that he did not get charged with unethical conduct.The University of Missouri faces no “institutional responsibility” for the possible violations, but if Haith is to be found guilty he could be suspended suspension or face recruiting restrictions.After the press conference Wednesday night, Haith told reporters, “The biggest thing I want to tell you, I’m glad this thing is almost over with.”

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