Pannunzio indicated he and Stoutland do not expect to be charged with the 10.1 violation for being forthright to the NCAA from the beginning, a person close to Pannunzio told The Miami Herald.
Bylaw 10.1, entitled “unethical conduct,” includes, but is not limited to, “knowingly furnishing or knowingly influencing others to furnish the NCAA or the individual’s institution false or misleading information concerning an individual’s involvement in or knowledge of matters relevant to a possible violation of an NCAA regulation.”
When asked Wednesday if those coaches or UM had already been told or shown in writing what charges they are facing, NCAA president Mark Emmert said, “Our staff has been in conversations with the university and with the individuals involved to discuss some of the matters related to this, and in some cases given an overview of the fact that there were issues with some of the evidence and we would be dealing with them.
“But the specific details out in certain stories are not based upon formal allegations that we’ve presented, and are more supposition and in some cases speculation.”
So now, all involved must wait until the NCAA does its internal investigation and sifts through what evidence is useable and what is not. If the case goes on, there are two conventional ways of resolving it. One way is through “summary disposition” and the other way is through a hearing.
In a summary disposition, every party involved in the UM case — from the university itself to all the former coaches and outside people who are delivered a notice of allegations — must come together and contribute to a single report that proposes penalties.
The Committee on Infractions would then review that information, which also includes all the investigative findings from the school, involved parties and the NCAA, and determine if the penalties are appropriate and the investigation was thorough enough.
The Committee on Infractions could accept the findings and agree with the penalties and the case would be concluded. It also could opt for additional penalties (the parties involved could then request an expedited hearing), or reject the summary disposition and move forward with a hearing.
Because the Miami case is so complicated and has so many people involved in the alleged NCAA violations, Parkinson said he doubts they could all agree on proposed penalties.
“In light of that,” he said, “the chances of a case that’s apparently this involved being suitable for summary disposition is negligible. It’s kind of a global resolution and it just seems highly unlikely.”