January 17th, 2013 01:13 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Missouri
Tags: Haith Miami, Miami, Michael Buckner, NCAA
Frank Haith wants to know what the NCAA has dug up on his old Miami program. Haith’s lawyer wants to know what allegations the NCAA will make. Fans of Haith’s current school — Missouri — surely want to know what their coach will be facing in terms NCAA accusations, too.
“Whatever happens, everyone has to understand, these are just allegations. The enforcement staff has been wrong before. The university involved and the coaches themselves have to look at what the NCAA produces and conduct their own investigations. There have been times when the NCAA has made allegations against my clients and I’ve found glaring mistakes in the evidence — maybe they didn’t interview everybody they should have or reached a conclusion that wasn’t supported by the evidence
It’s the job of the attorneys or whoever is representing each of the parties to do independent vetting of the evidence and bring that information forward to the NCAA so that the complete situation can be presented before the Committee on Infractions.”
Does Buckner have reason to suspect Haith will be hit with serious allegations? Or is he simply preparing people for what might – or might not — be bad news?
The NCAA’s investigation into Haith’s Miami program stems from a jailed ex-booster’s claim that he provided $10,000 for one of Haith’s staff to pay to prospect DeQuan Jones for his signature on a National Letter of Intent.
There is still no word on when the NCAA will finally deliver a letter of allegations to Miami (and Haith) though reports over the weekend suggested the notice could arrive at any time.
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