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Some good news for UM: DeQuan Jones reinstated by UM, after consultation with NCAA -- and NCAA announces Ohio State's punishment

Great news for the Hurricanes.

You probably already know by now that UM basketball player DeQuan Jones has been reinstated by the Hurricanes and is available to play immediately. In fact, although the Canes left for Charlotte (they play Thursday) today without DeQuan, UM associate athletic director for communications Chris Freet told me the Canes are doing everything possible to get DeQuan to Charlotte for Thursday's game.

UM's written statement on the matter:

"The University of Miami, after consultation with the NCAA, has announced that senior basketball player DeQuan Jones can return to competition immediately.  In order to protect the integrity of the ongoing joint inquiry, the University will not comment further at this time."

People are asking if that bodes well for UM. Obviously it's a good sign for DeQuan -- very good sign. But I can't really say how it will affect the NCAA's UM-Nevin Shapiro investigation as a whole. Remember, it allegedly was former assistant Jake Morton who asked Shapiro for $10,000 to secure the commitment of then-recruit Jones. And remember, it's Shapiro who alleged all this stuff. And we all know how trustworthy he is. But then again, we also know that some of the stuff he alleged was true, unless the suspensions of all those football players were under false pretenses.

Interesting that the NCAA came out today with its 34-page public infractions report in the Ohio State case, that at first centered around some free tattoos for several players and then expanded from there. The Buckeyes received a bowl ban for 2012, which would be Urban Meyer's first year as head coach at Ohio State. NCAA found that there was a "failure to monitor'' OSU's athletic programs.

The Buckeyes also lost an additional five scholarships. They already had self-imposed four. The nine scholarship losses are over a three-year period.

Former Buckeyes football coach Jim Tressel got a five-year "show-cause'' order which basically prevents him from coaching for five years.

"Of great concern to the committee was the fact that the former head coach became aware of these violations and decided not to report the violations,'' the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions included in its report.

Tressel is now on staff of the Indianapolis Colts as a video-review coordinator, the AP wrote in its story.

The NCAA's investigation into UM and Nevin Shapiro isn't yet done, and from what I've heard, is progressing, but not close to being completed. It's interesting to me that UM hasn't self-imposed any scholarships. But the Canes did a smart thing by forgoing the bowl game after a 6-6 season. I still think they'll get another bowl ban, but again, we'll see.

I think the most damage for UM will be from any wrongdoings of former coaches Jake Morton or Frank Haith or former football recruiting point man Clint Hurtt. If you're working for a university, the NCAA has the right to interview you. Depends on what they said, I guess, or what the NCAA decides (through its investigation) is the truth, regardless.

Ohio State is on probation through Dec. 19, 2014.

USC's probation following the Reggie Bush situation was much worse: the loss of 30 scholarships over three years and a two-year bowl ban.

OSU AD Gene Smith said in statement, "We are surprised and disappointed with the NCAA's decision. However, we have decided not to appeal the decision because we need to move forward as an institution. We recognize that this is a challenging time in intercollegiate athletics. Institutions of higher education must move to higher ground, and Ohio State embraces its leadership responsibilities and affirms its long-standing commitment to excellence in education and integrity in all it does.''

SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Susan look at the facts we have right now...No way our sanctions will be worst than Ohio State.

Plus you make speculations in your article. Good reporters like you are should stick to the facts and avoid making predictions without knowing.

Based on the facts that have been reported so far, i don't expect UM to have a bowl ban.
Like i said before there was no Miami mega scandal as reported by some amateur reporters. I called it rather the "Miami situation".

So based on the pro-active collaboration from UM with the NCAA investigation and the facts and sanctions against Ohio State...I don't expect Miami to get a reduction of more than 3 scholy's per year for 3 years. I really don't think UM will get a bowl ban.

The UM administration was extremely pro-active in suspending players (even one who shouldn't have been suspended) plus Miami self imposed a bowl ban.

Former Buckeyes football coach Jim Tressel got a five-year "show-cause'' order which basically prevents him from coaching for five years.

Of great concern to the committee was the fact that the former head coach became aware of these violations and decided not to report the violations,'' the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions included in its report.
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This is exactly what the NCAA should do in the present and the future...Punish the individuals involved not the innocents or the institution.

I think we will get same as what Ohio state got. Bowl ban served though. I think the people that should be most afraid is Clint hurtt and all his sleazy recruiting tactics. He will get a show-cause against him for at least 3 years. He received recruiting awards for his class last year. How does anyone think he got those recruits. Frank haith is in trouble too as are the other coaches that dealt with Shapiro. But the students have served their time and the school has served part of their punishment. The coaches responsible for the canes problems better get severe punishments that tressel got. Poor DeQuan, a corrupt coach stole 10k for, Shapiro and blamed it on DeQuan. Glad dequan has been proven not guilty and that he can move on.
To all recruits that go with frank haith or Clint hurtt just know the NCAA is coming for those schools and for them specifically. If you were smart you would steer clear of Missouri for basketball and Louisville for football.

I don't know guys. The NCAA has always liked the idea of throwing their weight around where we are concerned. I really don't see how the NCAA could, assumingly they did it in a fair way that is, impose anything on us. We have instituted a bowl ban already, Golden was told their would be no scholarship reductions this year although it could be the following year, and unlike Ohio State, our Heach coach at the time was not covering up like Tressel did. Its tough to say or predict what those old farts at the NCAA will do. Hopefully they do not have anything on us. I know this Haith, and Hurtt should be punished just like Tressel is if not more. At least Tressel was trying to look after his players, unlike these two jerkoffs who were just looking to line their pockets.

Hairy, Hurtt, and Pannunzio need to go down for the whole scandal.

DeQuan, good news for the basketball team to have him back. Maybe even better news for the NCAA investigation. It could be a sign that, in reality, they don't have much other than scumbag Shapiro's empty accusations.

Hopefully Quan will finally live up to his 5 star recruiting credentials. Great timing with Reggie Johnson back and the ACC schedule about to begin.

Susan,
Thanks for the info. The cold hard facts are that no one knows what will happen with UM. As fans, we will look for any glimmer of hope to say "nothing to see here, move along", but the reality of it is that the people who are dolling out the punishment are not looking at the evidence with green and orange glasses on nor do they have a screen saver of Ray Lewis and Ed Reed on their computer. As a realistic 'Cane fan, I am hoping for the best, but due to the scope and depth of the allegations by Nevin "the Rat", I unfortunately think that somethings, somehow will stick. I believe we will get one more year bowl ban and lose 4 or 5 schollies for 2 or 3 years. No matter what it is (if we even do get punished), I know that we can overcome it, because we have done it in the past. I am a 'Cane fan, but I am also a realist. I hope that I am 100% wrong. Again, I am a realist so, fellow 'Cane fan calling me a loser, fraud or know nothing in 3,2,1....

Can he finally live up to this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huiZZj6UhMs

U-2 can be as good as F.I.U. someday

good lord, what have U become ?

ssssssssssssssss ...

Marshall ? Pitt. ?


just what are U ?

Big EAST !

The cold, unadulterated facts U'all Cane bUbba's blabber about, is that Miami will probably have DOUBLE-DIGIT scholarship deductions. And it's anybody's guess on how many that could be.

So CEASE being a PollyAnnish type like that MONTREAL cane. Eh.

By the way, U'all Cane rUffians seem to have ZOMBIE vision when it comes to the National CORRUPT Athletic Association. dUh. Because any SANE-MINDED major college pigskin fan knows, that the N.C.A.A. has a bloody AXE TO GRIND with Hurricane football.

Yea and you seem to have zombie vision when it comes to NOBODY on this blog giving a sh*t what you have to say about UM with your queer cutesy posts macjones.

F*ck off.

This is exactly what the NCAA should do in the present and the future...Punish the individuals involved not the innocents or the institution.
Posted by: Montreal-Cane | December 20, 2011 at 10:21 PM

This dUde is really NAIVE when it comes to the National CORRUPT Athletic Association. eh.

bUbba, the N.C.A.A. has it's own GOOD OL' BOY Republican way of metting out punishment. dUh.

And the N.C.A.A. doesn't give a chit about Pax Americana's " innocent until proven guilty. " eh.

But then again, Wehr Macht Amerika jurisprudence hasn't applied the " innocent until proven guilty " clause for the past 25 or 27 years. Say it ain't so.

The NCAA should punish the schools where these bad coaches moved to, like Louisville and Missouri and leave the canes alone. Now that we have DeQuan back we will win the NCAA tourney for sure and next year the Golden one will bring us an ACC title. We will also win the college world series but will fire Morris anyway. This is the best time to be a cane!

Is there anything more irrelevant then dah U basketball??? Well, maybe their fooseball program. Outside of that, who cares?

DeQuan plays, he doesnt, who cares??? Nobody. In about three years he will be serving fries alongside Tommy Streeter and Marcus Forston or maybe dishing rice at Pollo Tropical.

It was a slap on the hand for OSU!!! NCAA they should be thankful.... Its a Joke of a puinishment.. This is Good news for UM we should be getting out of this easy!!!

Posted by: macjones | December 21, 2011 at 10:28 AM

I don't argue with a guy like who has no respect for others.

Good luck and blog on with respect. We will see who was right in the long run. If i am not mistaken MACJONES you were banned fron another blog. Anyway once again good luck i won't respond to your stupid comments anymore.

quit being hosers, eh. I believe nothing will happen to the canes

What Susan could say is "I'm Sorry," to Micanor Regis for tweeting that he was a pig. Said in a public forum it should be an apology in a public forum!

And what makes this reporter so sure that Frank Haith, an honorable man, is guilty of anything?

Garbage!

Not understanding how a few of you can conclude that we will get "another year" of a bowl ban. The Ohio State scandle was three times as bad as ours....their coach COVERED it up....thats the worst thing you could do. The U was pro-active....players suspended....no bowl this year. My gut feeling is....probation...loss of scholarships over 3 three years (not many either)one year bowl ban(already served)and thats about it. We have a huge class coming in....we will make it!!

She said it on twitter.

She apologized on twitter.

WTF are you talking about AnonymousCane???

Can't wait for AG's 700 or so recruits to come in and bring back the swag. ACC and NC here we come!

AnonymousCane: I did not mean to imply that Haith is guilty. The coaches, including Pannunzio I believe, were alleged to have been involved in this case. What I meant is if they are found to have broken NCAA rules, it won't be good for the Canes. But I really have no idea what any penalties will be right now.

Posted by: Joe

Sorry, but it is not going to be that clean. I believe quite a few UM officials/staff knew what Nevin was about. One glaring piece of evidence was that Randy wouldn't let him around the team and supposedly warned players. If he didn't know anything then why would he ban him? I think it will be more in line with USC's punishment.

Cash money. Simple, how he acted and his reputation. This was a guy that wanted stripper poles in his box at Sun Zlife or whatever it's called now.

Cash Money....if Randy banned him...then....there was "control" initiated....not a "lack of". Also...the manager of the bowling alley clearly stated that Neven "grabbed" the mic and made a $50,000 donation....the infamous picture of DS holding his check. I think it's more smoke then anything. I say the only other punishment we get is a scholarship reduction and probation.

I was absolutely never HIP with Kirby boy as Hurricane A.D. There was just something mighty PECULIAR about him. Relatively corrUpt anyone.

Heck, it's not news that Mr. Shannon and Kirby boy had CONFLICT's of Personality issues. Eh.

One example comes to mind. Kirby boy bathed praise on Nevy and Mr. Shannon didn't want bloody ANYTHING TO DO WITH the minion. Say it ain't so, bozo.


Too bad most, but not all, of U'all Cane rUffians couldn't CONNECT the BLOODY DOTS! dUh.

The worst UM gets is equal to what USC got. UM may end up with sanctions worse than O. State, but better than USC. I think UM will get a 2 year bowl ban. UM will lose at least 15 scholarships over a 3 year period, possibly more. The basketball Program may get hit very hard. We keep focusing on football, but basketball could be severe. I hope I'm wrong, but the NCAA has never been easy on UM.

Jesus christ macjones - enough already, your points aren't worth your annoying schtick, you don't like Kirby Hocutt? Neither did anybody else.

Thanks for that. dUh.

but the NCAA has never been easy on UM.
Posted by: rboud | December 21, 2011 at 05:11 PM

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I's been bloviating bout' that for eons. Yet, U'all Hurricane HENCHMEN don't have the ears to hear the yap of ringing TRUTH. Go figures.

Here is the thing. if hurtt, morton and haith admit culpability they should be given a show cause penalty ala jim tressell when this whole things hakes out. If a coach cheats he needs to get hit harder then the kids he coaches.

the ncaa hammers 18, and 19 yr old kids for cheating and taken a few bucks so if it turns out theese coaches cheated they should lsoe there jobs and be given a huge show cause penalty.

18 lost scholarships from '13 to '16 recruiting years, and a 2nd bowl ban punishment for 2012 season,,obviously the NCAA could not or did not find anything that link Randy Shannon to the scandal, players from this year's team already were suspended and paid thier restitutions back,so honestly, how severe can the penalties be, espcially if the NCAA do not assume the administration knew what was going on.

Robud. For the NCAA to come down harder on us than OS does not make sense.

USC was egregious, with large sums of money being paid to a couple players, but the coaches didn't seem to know.

OSU was petty, trading jerseys for tattoos, but the coach knew and didn't report it.

UM could fall anywhere on that spectrum depending on what the NCAA can prove - there's no question that egregious offenses occurred and there's very little question that the institution didn't do enough, which means UM probably deserves a harsher penalty than either of those schools.

But what can the NCAA prove? Not the egregious part - nobody's talking to them, Tyrone Moss already recanted, and all the current players have already been punished for their petty transgressions.

I think it all comes down to institutional control and what the NCAA can prove with Haith, Hurtt, and others in the athletic department.

I don't think anyone has a reason to cooperate or incriminate themselves, could be wrong, either way that's definitely what's holding this thing up - they say the NCAA might not have a ruling until late next year!!

Im macjones and Nebraska is the bext program going today. Bo is by far the best coach. Just look how his team lives up to the hype every year. Or maybe not. Just leave me alone you bloody bUbba Cane rUffians, ya dig....eh
Dont force me to go back to EOTH and tell my friends how you treat me with disrespect

Lets all talk about Dequan Jones....ohhhh no one cares......

dequan ill have black beans with my #3 pollo

USC was egregious, with large sums of money being paid to a couple players, but the coaches didn't seem to know. OSU was petty, trading jerseys for tattoos, but the coach knew and didn't report it. UM could fall anywhere on that spectrum depending on what the NCAA can prove - there's no question that egregious offenses occurred and there's very little question that the institution didn't do enough, which means UM probably deserves a harsher penalty than either of those schools. But what can the NCAA prove? Not the egregious part - nobody's talking to them, Tyrone Moss already recanted, and all the current players have already been punished for their petty transgressions. I think it all comes down to institutional control and what the NCAA can prove with Haith, Hurtt, and others in the athletic department. I don't think anyone has a reason to cooperate or incriminate themselves, could be wrong, either way that's definitely what's holding this thing up - they say the NCAA might not have a ruling until late next year!! Posted by: Eudocimus01 | December 21, 2011 at 06:59 PM

Careful Eudo, stating the facts and being a realist like this will make you be labeled a traitor by some.

Susan Degnan allowed an edited rape to be played for her by Robinson After her quote of the tape which in itself was journalistic malpractice,(It lacked context)Robinson went back and changed the quote in his original UM hatchet piece without noting it. More evidence of unprofessionalism.
The came the fluff piece on Robinson by the Herald.. It wasnt till momnths later that they even thought to vet Robinson by doing any local interviews.
Frankly Miss Degnan should be the one on probation here.

FIU loses to MArshall... and we get FIU fans talking smack here ? I watched the game. Wheres all this hype coming from? It was like watching two DAde or Broward high schools playing in the 6A championship. Seriously. The letters FIU shouldn't even be mentioned in the same conv as Miami regardless of how bad Miami is. Theyre in different leagues, different levels, different worlds.

All signs are pointing towards MIami getting a very similar punishment as OSU. I am still not sure whether UM will get a 2nd bowl ban. Its possible. But with DeQwuan getting reinstated, it appears that teh NCAA is realizing what we all suspected:

Shapiro's allegations are 30% half truths, 30% exaggerations, 29% lies, 1%truth

Why would I say that? Because the little pi55ant runt is a LIAR, CON MAN, THIEF, and PONZI schemer. Go figure.

damn Georgetown beat U

Just read about 2 mock drafts- NONE have either Streeter nor Miller going in first round. In fact, something like 4 wideouts and 3-4 rbs are projected to be first rounders ahead of these 2. While people will come here and say- even a 2nd rounder can make millions- I guarantee either of them had stayed, they would have gomne first round next yr. Maybe both. This was a ridiculous move by kids being given bad information. What does Drew (big Shapiro) Rosenhauss have to lose by representing them now? He gets 10% off the top regardless!

T-3 Benj will go early Second round STEAL !

Jacory 4th. round

Streeter mid 1st.

THE U !!!

Truth to that! That 50K was just monopoly money, not U.S. dollars.

Just read on canespace that the ncaa is dropping their investigation versus the canes, lamar and streeter are going in the first round, john fox is drafting jacory to take over for teblow, and we will win our 6th NC next after going undefeated in the acc.

Tommy Streeter is obviously comfortable with making 3rd round or 4th round money, that could be anywhere from 350K to a million per year with the right rookie contract,,,heck, i'll take it, and we do not know whats his family financial situation is, however, someone should have influence him, stay another year, get bigger, and produce more will lead to more money, that 3million to 7million type money, with Miller,again, whats his family financial situation, either way, he should have came back, i dont think his body is physically ready, aka see Trent Richardson, this guy is weight-room rip..

100% agree with Al. If kids could wait one more year, the money will be multiplied about 5X. Injuries or no, Can't get any worse than Willis McGahee's injury at the Fiesta Bowl- Last game, last year, running back who makes his living with his speed and cuts, and he tore his knee so bad, nobody thought he could walk normally again, let alone be a 1000 yd rusher again, 9 years later. So, Miller's, Steeters and even Washington's decisions are pi55 poor. Goes along with today's mentality of me me me, now, now, now.

Goes along with today's mentality of me me me, now, now, now.

Funny, they should stay at UM for me, me, me so they can win,win, win for US.

The very last part of the article where the OSU AD, Gene Smith's statement is printed, well the last part, and I quote, "Ohio State embraces its leadership responsibilities and affirms its long-standing commitment to excellence in education and integrity in all it does."

hahahahahahahahahaha!!!! Yeah and that's why they hired Urban "35 arrests" Meyer. Right! Integrity in all it does... horsebleep!

After the NCAA sanctions are handed out, all the U needs to do to turn the page on this chapter is fire Donna Shalala.

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