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Mizzou’s Haith Tries To Get NCAA Case Against Him Thrown Out

Image: Miami Hurricanes head coach Frank Haith watches his team play the North Carolina Tar Heels during their NCAA men's basketball game at the 2011 ACC Tournament in GreensboroYou can add another name to the list of folks trying to get the NCAA’s case against the University of Miami and several ex-coaches thrown out.  That name?  Frank Haith.

The Missouri basketball coach has been accused for failing to properly monitor his program in Coral Gables, before leaving for Columbia.  The NCAA alleges that Haith paid money to one of his Hurricane assistants who then gave the cash to imprisoned booster Nevin Shapiro as hush money.

The NCAA has botched the case, however, and the University of Miami and a number of former football and basketball coaches have asked that the case be tossed as a result.  A lawyer for Haith says the coach has filed a motion to dismiss the NCAA’s case and he’s waiting to hear back from the organization’s Committee on Infractions, which will decide whether or not to hold a preliminary hearing all of the parties involved.

Haith’s attorney, Wally Bley, says the NCAA has thrown out cases before an official hearing in the past, “albeit rarely.”

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