Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports reports that, according to sources, the NCAA is expected to charge Haith with “unethical conduct and a failure to promote an atmosphere of compliance” while basketball coach at Miami with regards to NCAA violations committed by booster Nevin Shapiro.
Haith’s unethical conduct could result in a multiple-year show-cause penalty. Former Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl received a three-year show-cause penalty after being charged with unethical conduct back in 2011 when he initially wasn’t forthcoming about hosting recruits at his home on unofficial visits — which is against NCAA rules.
The source told CBSSports.com that the NCAA was unable to prove the allegation from Miami booster Nevin Shapiro that Haith or anyone on his staff paid $10,000 to a family member of former player DeQuan Jones. However, Haith will be charged with unethical conduct because the NCAA did not believe his story that payments to his assistants intended for camp money did not wind up going to repay Shapiro, who made the allegations to Yahoo Sports back in August of 2011. A source said that the money was delivered to Shapiro’s mother — who verified the payment to the NCAA.
Goodman reports three former Miami assistants, including Jake Morton, now at Western Kentucky, will also receive unethical conduct charges.