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Miami ‘frustrated, disappointed, concerned’ over NCAA reveal

Donna Shalala AP

Earlier today, NCAA president Mark Emmert confirmed that some members of his enforcement staff had acted improperly in its investigation of the NCAA.

Because of that impropriety, an external review has been commissioned by Emmert and a pending Notice of Allegations to The U, expected to be sent out last week, has been delayed for the foreseeable future.

In response to Emmert’s revelations, Miami president Donna E. Shalala has released a statement in which she expresses frustration, disappointment and concern over the stunning development. Below is the full text of Shalala’s statement:

“Since the University first alerted the NCAA to the possibility of violations more than two years ago, we have been cooperative and compliant with the NCAA and, I believe, a model for how institutions should partner with NCAA staff during investigations. In addition to encouraging current and former staff members and student-athletes to cooperate with investigators, we have provided thousands of documents to the enforcement staff.

“I am frustrated, disappointed and concerned by President Emmert’s announcement today that the integrity of the investigation may have been compromised by the NCAA staff.

“As we have done since the beginning, we will continue to work with the NCAA and now with their outside investigator hoping for a swift resolution of the investigation and our case.

“I want to thank our community for their continued support and patience.

“Stand with the U.”

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20 Responses to “Miami ‘frustrated, disappointed, concerned’ over NCAA reveal”
  1. necr0philia says: Jan 23, 2013 3:11 PM

    This is worst than any possible Sanctions. Good job to the Corrupt NCAA. WAY TO HELP KILL A PROGRAM… I hope you burn in HELL!!!

  2. 305fan says: Jan 23, 2013 3:14 PM

    The NCAA needs to launch an investigation on itself for loss of institutional control.

  3. xtremesportsmaniac says: Jan 23, 2013 3:26 PM

    It’s time for Emmert to step down he clearly has no control of this organization.

    First this

    And now this with Miami.

    And then their nothing to see here move along attitude in the Scam Newton case.

    I agree with 305 they need to investigate and then sanction themselves for LOIC.

  4. stairwayto7 says: Jan 23, 2013 3:39 PM

    Took Emmert a few month to make a PSU decision, however taking years to give Miami and UNC the death penalty. Give both universities the Death Penalty and make them non accurred schools, like you wanted to do to Penn State! DO YOUR JOB EMMERT!

  5. atxcane says: Jan 23, 2013 3:39 PM

    Jeez, I thought the NCAA threats against players was bush league enough, but I am shocked the NCAA actually employed lawyers this dumb.

    The COI investigating things actually put Shapiro’s bankruptcy defense attorney *on payroll*. A woman who actively has an interest in bleeding the university. If she can generate the story that the university openly knew about Shapiro’s Ponzi scheme, she can deflect creditors towards the university. What better way to do that than influence a 3rd party into providing said storyline?

    We all know players got dinners and drinks (I know, shocking that this happens), and the players/involved parties should be punished accordingly. But dear God, how can the NCAA employ lawyers *this dumb*???

  6. clod jeer-roo says: Jan 23, 2013 3:44 PM

    No Corruption Admissions Allowed

  7. dhlions says: Jan 23, 2013 3:51 PM

    I hear Louis Freeh is looking for work…

  8. idolized1 says: Jan 23, 2013 4:48 PM

    God I hate the NCAA, the way they operate and everything they stand for so much.

    Just do away with them. You never hear anything positive in the same sentence whenever their name is mentioned.

    The NCAA is the worst thing to happen to college sports since…..since….. Oh hell it’s the worst thing to ever happen in all of sports since the 72′ Munich games!

  9. southbeachtalent says: Jan 23, 2013 4:54 PM

    This investigation should be thrown out. What an insurmountable pile of crap.

    Who will investigate the NCAA?? Let me guess… the NCAA? What a joke. I’m sure the U’s lawyers will have a field day with this.

  10. canehouse says: Jan 23, 2013 4:58 PM

    News flash stairwayto7 Miami nor UNC were covering up unspeakable acts against children. You’re a major jerk… PSU was an evil place… Hopefully someday you and your drooling fan base will realize that. The public outcry put PSU behind the NCAA sniper rifle… It was swift and well deserved.

  11. norcalcane6 says: Jan 23, 2013 5:22 PM

    U haters = Racists. Straight up.

  12. olskool711 says: Jan 23, 2013 5:23 PM

    For years the NCAA was allowed to just make up things and didn’t require any evidence whatsoever in destroying people’s lives and communities sports programs. (ie google Jerry Tarkanian and UNLV)

    The NCAA has long acted as a diabolical, fascist, enforcement agency. “Truth, truth, you can’t handle the truth.”

    It’s an ironic coincidence that someone with a documented background of irrational bureaucracy like Donna Shalala would now find herself dealing with a situation that goes directly in line with the way her people have always done things.

    If the NCAA is consistent, they will end up taking scholarships away, reducing practices, and having the Athletic Director at Boise State fired for students spending too much time sitting in the food court at the local Burger King.

  13. kozbee says: Jan 23, 2013 5:50 PM

    GOSH`i always thought U.Miami was the largest Prison in the state of Florida..

  14. charger383 says: Jan 23, 2013 6:57 PM

    Jim Tressel should be put in charge of a complete investigation of the NCAA. They deserve this.

  15. 35longmiles says: Jan 23, 2013 7:42 PM

    The NCAA has obviously screwed up but that doesn’t mean by any stretch of your delusional cane imagination that they won’t still penalize you after this matter gets straightened out. You morons seem to think that bowl game surrendering is enough. WRONG! You will be hammered with the most severe of all sanctions, scholarship reductions. And that, my skinny leg friends, is the mother of all penalties. It’s the one that will keep your sorry program just where it is for many years to come….the crapper.

  16. chachooga says: Jan 23, 2013 11:01 PM

    Oh 35longmiles….

    Did the gators play Louisville this year???

    It should be noted UM forfeited the ACC championship game and two bowl games.

    And it should also be noted that Haters like 35long are not just bitter Gator fans on message boards, they are also lawyers who get so excited about taking out the U that they forget what laws they should follow.

    comedy gold as always 35…..

    and hey you hear about 6, Coley, Robinson & Alex Collins at the UM Duke game tonight??? probably not….but it was a thriller….packed house chanting their names….gonna be a fun Feb. 6.

  17. kozbee says: Jan 23, 2013 11:06 PM

    The NCAA is now investigating the University of Miami for violating Duke.

  18. canehouse says: Jan 24, 2013 7:04 AM

    35 longmiles “of taking gator stove pipe”… You are a major slack jawed rube… Keep dreaming loser… Whatever is levied on Miami by the NCAA will not hold Miami down for long… Precedent has been set by Miami already… We will rise and dominate again!

  19. haterhurter937 says: Jan 24, 2013 9:03 AM

    who watches the watchman? NCAA does what it wants.

  20. sssjim7 says: Jan 24, 2013 9:29 AM

    Oh, good grief… Miami has already self-imposed enough on itself… the NCAA needs to just accept the schools self-punishment and close this one already.

    That shady character that caused all of this, however, needs to be sued in civil court by all of the people he had dealings with…

    Just my .02

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