Report: More possible NCAA transgressions arise in Miami case

By Chris Huston | College Football Writer

Mark Emmert's NCAA is in trouble again.  (USATSI)
Mark Emmert and the NCAA are in the spotlight again. (USATSI)

It looks like the NCAA just can't keep its nose clean in the ongoing Miami sanctions investigation.

A couple of months after we learned that its primary investigator was fired from the case last May for hiring Nevin Shapiro's attorney to help build a case against the school, new information suggests that the investigator's replacement has been doing the exact same thing, according to a report Wednesday from the Miami Herald:

Among the new details in the case: Stephanie Hannah, an NCAA director of enforcement who took over the UM case late last May from fired Ameen Najjar, continued Najjar's policy of working with Shapiro's attorney, Maria Elena Perez, to try to build a case against UM.

This juicy detail just happened to be omitted from the NCAA's report on its improper handling of the case.

But that's not the only new issue to pop up regarding the matter. Miami is now alleging that the NCAA investigators...

...lied to interview subjects by claiming that other people interviewed made comments they never made, in order to trick the subjects into revealing incriminating information they otherwise might not, according to multiple officials familiar with the NCAA's case against UM and former coaches.

Miami will include both new revelations in its motion to dismiss the case that will be submitted to the NCAA on Friday.

The Herald report goes into more detail on the case, but it's pretty clear at this point that the NCAA may be an organization that is either unable, or unwilling, to police itself.

 
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