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UM’s motion to dismiss keys on violations by the NCAA

The University of Miami’s 45-page “Motion to Immediately Conclude’’ the NCAA case involving former booster Nevin Shapiro was obtained by The Miami Herald on Thursday.

In addition to the dismissal motion is a letter dated March 29, 2013, addressed to NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions member Eleanor W. Myers and signed by UM counsel Mike Glazier.

“The motion is filed in response to numerous procedural issues that have arisen in this case due exclusively to improper conduct by the enforcement staff,’’ the letter says.

Among the “improper acts” detailed in the motion, Glazier wrote, are:

The letter also stated that UM “reiterates the objection to a single member of the Committee on Infractions being granted exclusive authority to rule on all motions submitted by the University of Miami [and by other involved parties].

“The University continues to reserve all rights against the NCAA for the wrongs that have been committed against it.’’

Also mentioned was that the NCAA gave false information to interview subjects, such as former UM basketball coach Frank Haith and his assistant Jake Morton, “in an attempt to elicit confessions of NCAA rules violations.”

Miami Herald sportswriter Barry Jackson contributed to this report.

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