It Was Only a Matter of Time Before Miami (FL) Scandal Connected Back to Missouri’s Frank Haith

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In seven seasons at Miami (FL), the Hurricanes qualified for only one NCAA Tournament under head coach Frank Haith.

Well, Haith got quite the break when he was hired at Missouri prior to last season, taking over a highly-talented team that wound up earning a No. 2 seed in the Big Dance a year ago. However, the Tigers were shocked by 15th-seeded Norfolk State, but now Haith once again appears to have a tournament bound group here in 2013.

However, hand-in-hand with his recent success, Haith and Missouri were probably well aware that the issues surrounding him from Miami would re-circulate. Well, they now have to begun to.

The NCAA is expected to notify Missouri and Haith of an ethics charge in connection with the massive scandal that affected Hurricanes’ athletics from 2002-2010. Former Miami (FL) booster Nevin Shapiro is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence for the Ponzi scheme in connection, but even from behind bars he has told numerous allegations about both the men’s basketball and football programs at Maimi, a situation in which thousands of alleged impermissible benefits were given out by Shapiro.

According to the report, which was originally released by CBSSports.com, Haith is expected to be handed a charge of “unethical conduct and failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance.”

Long story short, this situation could get a little fishy as more details emerge from the NCAA. In fact, it is also being rumored that the findings and report could be released by the end of this week.

Haith and Missouri will hang tight and continue focusing on the remainder of the Tigers’ schedule and likely tournament appearance. Two former Miami (FL) assistant coaches are also likely to be notified of the same ordeal that Haith faces.

 

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