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NCAA allegations of Haith's time at Miami could be made public soon

Monday, January 14, 2013 | 5:43 p.m. CST; updated 8:07 p.m. CST, Monday, January 14, 2013

COLUMBIA — Since Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith's arrival almost two years ago, he has led the school to a 30-2 season, an appearance in the NCAA tournament and received an AP Coach of the Year Award.

This season, he's leading a 12-3 team ranked No. 17 in the nation.

Despite the accolades, Haith is still haunted by accusations of violating NCAA rules during his time at the University of Miami.

He will have a chance to get some closure on the incident very soon. 

According to the Miami Herald, the NCAA's formal allegations against individuals involved are imminent.

"I am glad," Haith said. "It was kind of a relief to know that this is coming to an end, their part of it in terms of their allegations, if there are any toward Frank Haith, and if there are, then we have a chance to defend ourselves. But I am glad. Something like this has been taxing on me and our family, so it is good to know that it is coming closer to an end."

In 2011, the NCAA launched its investigation into former Miami booster Nevin Shapiro and his claims that he provided thousands of impermissible benefits to more than 100 former Miami athletes, most of whom were football players.

Shapiro pleaded guilty in 2010 for running a $930 million Ponzi scheme. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

According to Yahoo Sports, Shapiro said he was involved in recruiting former Miami basketball guard DeQuan Jones, providing Jones with $10,000 in the summer of 2008 with Haith's knowledge. Haith has denied the charge.

Haith coached at Miami from 2004 to 2011.


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