Wed January 23, 2013
NCAA Delays Action in Miami Recruiting Probe Pending Internal Investigation
An investigation of alleged rules violations at the University of Miami athletic department---some involving a current University of Louisville assistant football coach---has been put on hold.
Earlier this week, the NCAA was said to be ready to release its notice of allegations regarding illegal recruiting activity at Miami, but now the process has been delayed while the organization investigates itself.
The NCAA says it has uncovered improper conduct by its own enforcement personnel who obtained information from a bankruptcy proceeding in which the agency wasn’t involved.
That means U of L recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach Clint Hurtt will have to wait to find out if he’ll be charged with rules violations when he was a Miami assistant.
CBS Sports reported this week that Hurtt would be charged with unethical conduct for giving improper benefits to Miami recruits and accepting a personal loan from Hurricanes booster Nevin Shapiro.
Hurtt has been in Louisville for three seasons and U of L is not part of the investigation. Athletic Director Tom Jurich says Hurtt has not been under any restrictions because of the Miami probe.
"He’ll get his due process and get his chance to speak. We’ll deal with that and wait for the final outcome and make our decisions," Jurich said.
There’s been no word on how long the NCAA internal investigation will take.
Jurich spoke after U of L officials approved an eight-year contract extension for head football coach Charlie Strong.