The penalties are more severe than I would have expected under the circumstances, but it is reported in this Miami herald that the penalties are “in the tolerable range.” At least it appears over.
Here are the sanctions are reported in the Miami Herald:
· Loss of nine scholarships for the football team over a three-year probationary period (2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17)
· NO postseason ban.
· UM basketball will lose three scholarships, one each for the next three years.
There were several former coaches and employees who were individually subject to the NCAA proceeding. Here is how they reportedly fared:
· Former UM and current University of Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith was suspended for the first five games of the 2013-14 season. He also must attend an NCAA Regional Rules seminar at the end of the 2013-14 academic year.
· Former UM football assistants Clint Hurtt and Aubrey Hill and former basketball assistant Jorge Fernandez each received a two-year show cause order in effect from Tuesday through Oct. 21, 2015 – meaning each is effectively banned from coaching in college for two years. Hurtt, a current assistant at Louisville, was also penalized by his university, the NCAA said. Hill is the current head coach at Miami Carol City High.
· Miami Herald reported that it is unclear whether former UM basketball assistant Jake Morton received any penalties
What now? UM has 15 days to submit in writing if it intends to appeal any or all of the sanctions and/or the findings of violations, according to NCAA bylaws. The Herald reports that a source said UM will not appeal the penalties.
And – Nevin Shapiro, remains in jail, serving a 20-year prison sentence for a $930 million Ponzi scheme where he can no longer slime anyone. In reviewing the Miami Herald reports, it appears that at least part of Felon Shapiro’s ill-motives against UM may have been personal anger because “once the players became pros, they turned their back on me. It made me feel like a used friend.” Could felon Shapiro been angry that these players failed to invest in his scheme?