Mizzou head coach Haith at center of NCAA probe

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by Matt Mitchell

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Posted on January 21, 2013 at 11:14 PM

The NCAA is expected to notify Missouri coach Frank Haith of allegations of "unethical conduct and failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance" stemming from his time as coach at Miami, according to a report by CBSSports.com.

 

Haith faces the unethical conduct charge because the NCAA believes that payments to his assistants that Haith said were for basketball camps ended up paying Miami booster Nevin Shapiro, CBS reported, citing an anonymous source. Shapiro's mother told the NCAA she received the payment.

 

The "failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance" charge stems from airline travel his staff gave to two players' families, as well as allowing contact between Shapiro and players during recruiting trips, according to the report.

 

One of those players, current senior Reggie Johnson, was suspended for a game last season. Durand Scott, the Hurricanes' leading scorer, was suspended for the end of last season and the start of this season.

 

The NCAA could release the notice of allegations as early as this week, CBS reported.

 

Haith told ESPN.com in a text message that he has not received any notification from the NCAA on impending punishments.

 

"We are in constant contact (with) the NCAA but we have not yet received a notice of allegations," Haith wrote.

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