The NCAA allows 90 days for the responses, though extensions are sometimes granted.
After that, a hearing is set with the Committee on Infractions. Then, between six and eight weeks (but sometimes more) after the hearing, according to the NCAA, the report with penalties is released.
All penalties and findings can be appealed, which would further stretch the process.
The NCAA used multiple people to try to corroborate Shapiro’s claims, including several former UM players who were compelled to speak to the NCAA and others that were not.
Also corroborating some of the allegations were some people who were granted immunity — players who were recruited by UM but did not attend UM, and players who transferred from UM.
Shapiro gave the NCAA four boxes of evidence, including credit card receipts and bank statements.
UM would theoretically have its formal meeting with the 18-member infractions committee in June. After a full, usually day-long hearing in front of the infractions committee, UM would expect to receive its punishment within two to four months.
One UM source believed UM would likely appeal penalties that extend beyond a slap on the wrist, such as another postseason bowl ban.
The list of UM coaches alleged by Shapiro, or since reported, as involved in infractions include former basketball head coach Frank Haith, now the coach at Missouri, and his former assistants Jorge Fernandez, Jake Morton (now at Western Kentucky) and Michael Schwartz (Fresno State); former football assistants Clint Hurtt (Louisville), Joe Pannunzio (Alabama), Jeff Stoutland (formerly Alabama but now with the Philadelphia Eagles), Aubrey Hill (most recently at Florida) — and even, as alleged in a July 2012 Yahoo! Sports story, Micheal Barrow (Miami) and current coach Al Golden, who has adamantly defended his integrity and record.
A source told The Miami Herald early Wednesday that Haith received his notice of allegations, and it did not include an unethical conduct charge.
The NCAA has thrown out about 20 percent of the information from the investigation, it announced Monday, that was gained improperly. That could definitely affect the case for those being investigated.