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NCAA to learn findings of external review next week

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The NCAA admitted an embarrassing misstep, to put it lightly, last month when it uncovered an issue of improper conduct within its enforcement program while investigating the University of Miami and its athletics program.

Reported to be one of the problems was a payment of at least $20,000 approved by VP of enforcement Julie Roe Lach and made to the attorney of former UM booster Nevin Shapiro in exchange for information that could potentially help the Association in its investigation of the program.

The NCAA has not confirmed nor denied that report from CBSSports, but we may get an answer soon enough. In a statement, the NCAA announced it will received the findings of its external investigation of the misconduct late next week, and will then disclose the findings. From the NCAA’s website:

“NCAA President Mark Emmert announced on January 23, an external review of the NCAA enforcement staff’s actions related to the University of Miami investigation would be conducted by Kenneth L. Wainstein, a partner with the law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. Mr. Wainstein has completed the necessary interviews and review of information and is now in the process of preparing a final report, which the NCAA expects to receive by the end of next week. We will release the results of the review following the completion of the report.”

The NCAA has been investigating the Miami program for over two years based on claims and accusations that Shapiro provided impermissible benefits to football and basketball players. Shapiro claims those benefits totaled in the millions of dollars. Miami has since self-imposed a pair of postseason bans.

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8 Responses to “NCAA to learn findings of external review next week”
  1. rolltide510 says: Feb 6, 2013 6:24 PM

    So the NCAA has received a LOI, and will perhaps be deemed to have a lack of institutional control? Awesome.

  2. alligatorsnapper says: Feb 6, 2013 6:30 PM

    rolltide510:

    Great post!

    If you don’t mind I am going to forward that to southernpatriots who have now for years railed against the NCAA and its arbitrary enforcements and huge volume of regulations.

    Great witty post!

  3. atxcane says: Feb 6, 2013 6:42 PM

    Translation: “Yep, we have confirmed that we stepped on our dick…we’ll let you know next week if we’re still standing on it.”

  4. cometkazie says: Feb 6, 2013 6:44 PM

    Transparency would be appreciated.

    Give SP our best.

  5. necr0philia says: Feb 6, 2013 6:47 PM

    The NCAA planed it perfectly. They had next to nothing on Miami so they drug it out for 2 years and then on National signing day they make this announcement They (NCAA) needs the death penalty. They have ruined or at least tried to kill a program that has shown promise of turning itself around. I feel bad for the U and it’s fans! Fk the NCAA!

  6. chachooga says: Feb 6, 2013 8:54 PM

    @necrophilia

    thanks for your sympathy man.

    The Hollywood Yahoo flash of this from the beginning until now with the NCAA stepping on themselves as TXCane put it…..a long slog annoyance and loss of lots of football for the Canes. Two years with no bowl and last year no ACC championship game.

    Even more annoying is all the haters giving validity to this circus.

    what a mess.

    We have a great coach in Golden and he has things going forward in a good direction…hoping this goes away soon, for his sake.

  7. canehouse says: Feb 7, 2013 9:12 AM

    The NCAA is an arrogant cartel and they will find a way either through denial or a loophole that what they did was really not all that bad. They are going to lower a major boom on Miami. There actions will be the beginning of the end of the NCAA.

  8. kozbee says: Feb 7, 2013 10:31 PM

    Like always but this time NCAA lets not drag this thing out,all us fans want to see heads going to roll.Fire every dam one of yas.

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