Miami allegations by the NCAA include a "lack of institutional control." The NCAA allegations against Miami stem from the school not closely monitoring the conduct of a booster. According to a report from Wednesday (Feb. 20), that booster allegedly provided cash, gifts, and other items to members of the football and men's basketball teams. This led to an investigation which could end up hurting both programs.
These violations are considered pretty severe in nature, with the amount of money in the thousands according to the report. This is the last major step before the NCAA decides on what sanctions Miami might have to face from these allegations. The school has already self-imposed some sanctions, which include declining two bowl invites and sitting out of the conference championship game. The Miami football team had a shot to play in a BCS bowl game last season but opted out as part of its internal sanctions.
The booster mentioned in the Miami allegations is Nevin Shapiro, who was tied to a severe Ponzi scheme as the main architect. He is already in prison serving out a 20-year term for his part in the $930 million fraud scheme. It seems the fallout from his actions has not yet run its course, though, as Miami could be facing some severe sanctions if the NCAA rules against the school in the near future.
This isn't something that will be wrapped up quickly, because as pointed out in the report, a hearing has to take place first. That could be several months from now, with Miami getting time to defend itself against any of the accusations that have been set forth. At that point, Miami will submit an official report and more information within the Miami allegations from the NCAA will be released to the public.
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