Scoop: In addition to the Frank Haith case that is ongoing, the NCAA is now investigating itself for what it calls “a very severe case of improper conduct” during the Miami investigation, according to Sports Illustrated.
Significance: The Frank Haith allegations are being put on hold until the NCAA thoroughly investigates its own staff’s discrepancies concerning the Miami investigation.
Story: If you don’t know yet, Missouri men’s basketball head coach Frank Haith was supposed to be charged by the NCAA with allegations of unethical conduct and failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance for the incident at Miami involving former booster Nevin Shapiro. All that is being put on hold, however, so that the NCAA can investigate its own conduct during the Miami investigation. NCAA President Mark Emmert made the announcement earlier today that during the Miami investigation, former enforcement staff members improperly obtained information “through a bankruptcy proceeding that did not involve the NCAA” by collaborating with Nevin Shapiro’s criminal defense attorney. If it turns out that evidence was obtained improperly, that evidence could be thrown out and could prove to be a major victory for the University of Miami (FL).
— Joey Chamberlin (@Joey_Chamberlin) January 23, 2013