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Third time’s a charm? Miami’s Dyron Dye to again meet with NCAA

Dyron Dye

Instead of focusing on preparing and rehabbing for what will be his final season of college football, Dyron Dye will be forced to prep for a meeting with the NCAA.  Again.

Citing a source close to the situation, the Miami Herald is reporting that the Miami defensive lineman will be interviewed by the NCAA regarding the investigation by the sport’s “governing body” into the Hurricanes football program.  This latest meeting, expected to take place at some point this coming week, will be Dye’s third with the NCAA in relation to the Nevin Shapiro scandal.

Because of this latest sit-down, Dye has retained counsel.  While the NCAA is seeking to have what they perceive to be a contradictory affidavit from Dye clarified, it also appears that the player may have others willing to submit their own corroboration for what Dye has previously sworn under oath.  From the paper’s report:

…the governing body of college sports believes an affidavit signed by Dye that supports ex-UM receivers coach Aubrey Hill contradicts statements made in at least one of Dye’s former interviews, a source close to the situation told The Miami Herald.

The Herald also learned that former UM quarterback Jacory Harris wrote an affidavit referencing Hill and supporting some of the statements made in Dye’s affidavit. An affidavit is a sworn statement made under oath.

The source said there are other former UM players who are also prepared to corroborate what Dye stated in his affidavit.

Dye was suspended for the four games of the 2011 season in connection to his involvement in the Shapiro scandal.  It was shown by the NCAA in August of that year that Dye received from Shapiro and “UM athletics personnel” $738 in impermissible benefits during a recruitment that led to the player signing on as part of the Hurricanes’ 2009 recruiting class.  Those benefits included five nights of impermissible lodging from institutional staff during their unofficial visits — an allegation directly tied to Hill — transportation, multiple meals and entertainment at a gentleman’s club.

With the suspension served and monetary restitution made, Dye returned to play in six games in what was his redshirt sophomore season after making the switch from the defensive line to tight end.  He then played 12 games at that position in 2012.

Dye moved back to the line following the 2012 season.  He suffered an Achilles injury during the first scrimmage this past spring and is out indefinitely, leaving his status for the 2013 season up in the air even prior to this latest attempt by the NCAA to save some type of face in what’s gone well beyond a FUBAR situation.

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10 Responses to “Third time’s a charm? Miami’s Dyron Dye to again meet with NCAA”
  1. atxcane says: May 25, 2013 9:59 AM

    More like “witch hunt”. A 2 year investigation, during which Dye has already been interviewed twice and signed affidavits.

    The investigation was formally closed in January, the NOA sent, more back and forth between the parties, now the NCAA wants to go back into ‘investigation’ mode? On a guy that received 740$ in benefits??

    Does anybody buy it when the NCAA says they’re “unbiased” in trying to “keep the playing field level”?

  2. thekatman says: May 25, 2013 10:47 AM

    Welcome to our world. USC went through 4 years of investigation. The NCAA could not find any impropriety within the football program, so they made up their own facts to base their attack on Todd McNair, running backs coach.

    The NCAA did find one true issue. A schollie tennis player used a faculty member’s USC VISA card to pay for ~$7000 in long distance calls to her parents in Europe.

  3. thegamecocker says: May 25, 2013 12:34 PM

    And away goes Drano, down the drain!

  4. atxcane says: May 25, 2013 1:31 PM

    Ha, so the discrepancy is between what he told investigators in 2011 and what he wrote in an affidavit in 2012. When asked to explain:

    >>>>>>>
    With regard to one of his previous interviews with the NCAA, conducted Aug. 16, 2011, Dye said now-retired investigator Rich Johanningmeier threatened his scholarships and remaining eligibility, according to the documents obtained by AP.

    “I felt compelled to testify in a manner that would be consistent with the manner in which Mr. Johanningmeier was directing me in order to keep my eligibility,” Dye wrote.
    >>>>>>>>

    The kid is basically screwed. Investigators threaten to end his career if he doesn’t tell them what they want to hear. Now when he does the right thing and stands up to support Aubrey Hill against the NCAA, the NCAA is going to end his career for discrepancies between the interviews and affidavit.

    The NCAA: where your old man shopping you to the highest bidder is ‘ok’, but refusing to railroad a coach will end your career.

  5. effjohntaylornorelation says: May 25, 2013 4:09 PM

    Miami has not only the trashiest most class lacking fans…They’re also the whiniest victims too.

  6. 35longmiles says: May 26, 2013 9:29 AM

    This kid is supposed to be studying his coursework and preparing for football games. It’s the basis of being a scholarship athlete. Instead he is hanging out with low life’s and spending time with investigators. He is a positionless underachieving punk that defines the term “bust” like few others have. Cane fan will lash out of the cruelties that the NCAA has heaped upon this “young man.” You made your own bed when Randy “Mr.Integrity” Shannon signed this rudderless POS. Any suggestion that Shannon knew nothing about the Shapiro shenannigans is laughable. Oh but Mr. Shannon “hated” Shapiro and warned players to stay away from him. THAT in and of itself is an enormous indictment of Shannon’s lazy train wreck coaching tenure. So Shannon knew Shapiro was bad news but didn’t know anything was going on? Riiight! It’s amazing that Shannon doesn’t have this entire mess smeared all over him. It’s likely that his firing was the only thing that kept him unscathed. Now pull the covers up over your whining faces and sleep with the stench of Dye’s shit.

  7. huskerzfan says: May 26, 2013 12:25 PM

    .@ thekatman says

    Welcome to our world. USC went through 4 years of investigation. The NCAA could not find any impropriety within the football program, so they made up their own facts to base their attack on Todd McNair, running backs coach.

    The NCAA did find one true issue. A schollie tennis player used a faculty member’s USC VISA card to pay for ~$7000 in long distance calls to her parents in Europe.
    __________________________________

    The official infractions report tells a much different story.

    https://web1.ncaa.org/LSDBi/exec/miSearch?miSearchSubmit=publicReport&key=691&publicTerms=THIS PHRASE WILL NOT BE REPEATED

  8. 35longmiles says: May 27, 2013 8:06 AM

    The USC infractions report is 67 ages long. UM’s will probably be 300 pages long. It’s infinitely hilarious to watch cane fan act like nothing happened, just some little stuff. You keep riding that all the way to the gallows pole cane fan

    Dislike NOW!

  9. noring4youstill says: May 28, 2013 8:06 AM

    738? Oh Lord No!

  10. thegamecocker says: May 28, 2013 8:14 AM

    Welcome to the University of Titanic…..I mean Miami!

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