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Day 2 of UM, NCAA infractions committee hearings underway; focus on Hurtt, Hill, football

INDIANAPOLIS -- They're back behind closed doors this morning.

The University of Miami's contingent -- led by President Donna Shalala -- was back in a second floor conference room at the Westin Hotel at approximately 8 a.m. Friday to continue the hearings into the allegations brought forth by former booster and now jailed ponzi-schemer Nevin Shapiro.

With Missouri basketball coach Frank Haith having checked out of the hotel Thursday evening it is strongly believed the focus of discussions have switched to football today. Haith's former basketball assistants Jake Morton and Jorge Fernandez also haven't been spotted in the hotel today. 

Former football assistants Clint Hurtt and Aubrey Hill, however, are in the conference room. I've been told by a source the infractions committee is trying to clear out the individual allegations first before shifting its focus to UM and issues like lack of institutional control, etc.

From what a source told me, it hasn't been a pleasant experience for the parties involved. Despite the mistakes the NCAA enforcement staff made and the 20 percent of the case that was tossed out, the infractions committee is going hard at the other 80 percent of the case that wasn't deemed tainted.

By the way, if you're wondering how these hearings work here is a quick explanation from the NCAA:

> Documents with all pertinent information from the 23-month investigation conducted by the NCAA enforcement staff are prepared and submitted to the Committee on Infractions (8-person panel) and everyone else involved in the case (UM, Haith, Hurtt, Hill, etc.).

> The hearing is run by the chair of the committee, currently Conference-USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky.

> Similar to a court proceeding, all involved parties, including UM and the enforcement staff (made up of three enforcement staff members) give opening statements. Both the enforcement staff and the institution and other involved parties make presentations on each individual allegation. Infractions committee members ask questions. After all allegations are discussed, each party offers closing statements.

> The committee’s main job is to reach the correct decision, so the hearing takes as much or as little time as necessary. The committee wants to be sure that when the hearing is complete, everyone in the room has had the opportunity to say everything they need to say.

> The committee deliberates in private to determine its findings and what penalties should be assessed. The committee’s report, prepared with the assistance of NCAA staff separate from enforcement, is released eight to 12 weeks after a hearing.

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Hammer Time

Is there anyone that really thinks the NCAA's decision hasn't already been made, no matter UM brings forth? They will blame us for them being outed as inept and corrupt, and will want to make an example out of us. I pray I am wrong, especially since donations have been returned, monies repaid, suspensions served and bowl games missed.This doesn't take into account the effect of the inquiry on our recruiting either. Enough is enough.

Wow, four hours have gone by since this was posted and no gaytor trash trolls have anything to say. Guess there is a mud bogg or f your sister competition gong on at the trailer park today. Amazing how Miami still beyond in top notch recruits even with this bogus investigation going on. The baby Jesus era is over gaytors back to mediocrity. 1 win vs the U in 30 years lol.

Who wants to be the first to beat down scum filth shapiro when hes out?! Ill do a few wks in jail to pop him in his face! 40 arrests in 5 yrs at Florida and theyre after us for free drinks and movies!!!WHAT A JOKE!

The sad thing is this corrupt organization has already made up its mind. I will stand by my Canes win, lose, or draw. Me and Jordan attended Coach Al's camp and that man bleed orange and green and is full of integrity. If I had a mentor like him, I probably would not have spent time in prison for car jacking. Live and learn Papos.

you people are dellusional! program has been out of control since 1980!didnt anybody learn a lesson with the Pell grant fiasco?

North Carolina has been engulfed in academic fraud relating to its athletes and the NCAA doesn't seem to want to do the work to uncover some of the worst college academic fraud ever. They are going to skate away from harsh penalties because the NCAA refuses to do the necessary work to uncover the corruption. The NCAA wants Yahoo or some other entity to do all the digging and then step in. The NCAA is no longer credible and its future is tenuous at best.

REGARDLESS OF THE NCAA "A HOES" ALREADY HAVING MADE THEIR MINDS UP THEIR STATUS AS AN ENFORCER OF RULES HAVE BEEN DAMAGED BY THEIR DESIRE TO SINK THE U. IT WILL ONLY GET WORSE IF THEY FURTHER PUNISH THE SCHOOL OTHER THAN FINES,AND SCHOLARSHIPS. ANY BOWL BANS OTHER THAN THE 2 ALREADY SERVED WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AND THE U HAS ALREADY SERVED NOTICE AS TO WHAT THEY WILL DO AS FAR AS LEGAL ACTION. THE 2013 CANES WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BECAUSE THE SCHOOL WILL APPEAL AND THAT WILL TAKE AT LEAST A YEAR TO RESOLVE. SO THIS HAS TO BE A 10 WIN ACC COASTAL DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP AND A WIN OVER ONE OF THE BIG 2(FLA/FLA.ST) FOR THE PROGRAM TO GET BACK IN LINE WITH RECRUITING AND WINNING CONSISTENTLY AGAIN. ALL ARE VERY POSSIBLE. A DREAM SEASON WOULD BE 12-1 ACC CHAMPS WITH A VICTORY OVER FSU FOR ACC CROWN. A BOWL VICTORY AND A TOP 10 FINISH. AGAIN ALL VERY POSSIBLE. SO DON'T LET THIS NCAA CRAP STOP US CANE FANS FROM GETTING BEHIND THIS TEAM AND GIVING THEM THE SUPPORT THEY NEED TO HAVE A GREAT YEAR,ESPECIALLY ON SEPT. 7 TH !! GO CANES! F THE NCAA!! THEY SHOULD BE INVESTIGATED!!

North Carolina in trouble with the NCAA for academic cheating in the football program...wonder where Mr. Davis use to coach?

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