Some of the key players involved in the NCAA investigation on the Miami Hurricanes

 
WEB VOTE Who looks the worst amid the NCAA's investigation of the Miami Hurricanes program?

mnavarro@MiamiHerald.com

Nevin Shapiro

• The former University of Miami Hurricanes booster at the center of the NCAA’s investigation. He is currently imprisoned for orchestrating a $900 million-plus Ponzi Scheme. Shapiro said he engaged in rampant NCAA violations from 2002 to 2010 by providing cash, entertainment and other gifts to dozens of former players and recruits while also being a partner in a sports agency that was trying to sign UM players.

Sean Allen

• A UM graduate who worked on the equipment staff for the football team, Allen also served as the personal assistant to Shapiro and employee for Axcess Sports, an agency which signed a few Hurricanes. In October, Allen spoke with The Miami Herald and detailed much of his exploits while he and Shapiro allegedly broke NCAA rules. But Allen’s statements were tossed because the NCAA deemed the information was gathered improperly.

Donna Shalala

• The 71-year-old has been UM’s president since 2001, and In one of the more infamous photographs in the case, Shalala is seen posing with Shapiro and Miami basketball coach Frank Haith while receiving a $50,000 check from Shapiro in 2008.

Frank Haith

• Now at Missouri, Haith was Miami’s men’s basketball coach from 2004 to 2011. Nevin Shapiro claims Haith “acknowledged” that Miami assistant basketball coach Jake Morton received $10,000 from the former booster to recruit DeQuan Jones. Haith, 46, has said any allegations against him “are not an accurate portrayal” of his character.

Al Golden

• UM football coach Al Golden has denied a Yahoo! Sports story that he violated any NCAA rules. Yahoo alleged that Golden, shortly after being hired, used Sean Allen to circumvent rules in recruiting several Miami-area athletes.

Clint Hurtt

• Former UM defensive line coach and recruiting coordinator Clint Hurtt alleged to have accepted money from Shapiro to take recruits to a Miami Beach restaurant. Shapiro also claimed that he gave Hurtt a $5,000 interest-free loan — which is an NCAA violation — and that Hurtt brought recruits to his Miami Beach mansion.

Jake Morton

• A former Miami assistant basketball coach, allegedly engaged in recruiting violations. Shapiro said he accompanied him to night clubs and ate dinner with him “a number of times.” The NCAA alleges that Morton accepted “supplemental income” of “at least $6,000”’ from Shapiro.

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